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Fiber Optic Cable Systems For Shipboard Tests And Trials
Author(s): Joseph P. Ingold
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Paper Abstract

The U. S. Navy has determined a need for a new approach to data transfer during various shipboard tests. The approach will be based upon a fiber optic cable system for several reasons; large bandwidth, immunity to electromagnetic interference, and light weight in contrast to a comparable copper cable system. The Navy currently runs many tests on new ships before they are placed in unrestricted service. These tests range in scale and include tests on the propulsion system, electrical systems, and structural components in sometimes rugged environments. These tests are conducted by several Navy organizations and each test team must hard wire all sensors, recording equipment, communication lines, etc., independent of any permanent ship system. This requires a great amount of time and materials each time a test is conducted. A fiber optic cable system that can be installed once during construction of the ship that is flexible and capable of accommodating all types of data is proposed. Since this system is permanent it must have minimum impact on current ship designs. The final system plan, along with design requirements and performance analysis will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1173, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms III, (13 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963206
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Joseph P. Ingold, Naval Surface Warfare Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1173:
Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms III
Norris E. Lewis; Emery L. Moore, Editor(s)

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