Accession Number:

AD0917450

Title:

Fiber Optics and Related Technology.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Apr 72-1 Jun 73,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AVIONICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1973-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

155.0

Abstract:

A study was performed to evaluate the applicability of Fiber Optics and Related Technology FORT to Air Force requirements, primarily in the area of connections between electrical and electronics functions in aircraft. Numerous reports and articles in professional and trade journals were examined, and many discussions were held. The results of the study clearly show that problems which could be cured or alleviated by the fiber optics approach do exist in aircraft interconnections. Many wiring problems exist because electrical interconnections cause electromagnetic interference. Optical fibers are dielectric, and therefore do not generate and are not susceptible to electromagnetic interference. Existing technology will permit use of FORT in selected point-to-point applications, but research and development is needed to extend the technology so that it can be used for a broader range of applications with high confidence. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Electromagnetic Pulses

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE