Interim Progress Summary and Description of A-7 Aloft System.
Research and development rept. Mar 74-Dec 75,
NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF
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The A-7 Airborne Light Optical-Fiber Technology ALOFT Demonstration was established to confirm that fiber-optic technology is sufficiently practical and mature to be used in internal aircraft data-signal transmissions and to demonstrate the feasibility of a full A-7 system application. Included are explanations of design tradeoffs that led to the components used in the design of the system. A description of the tests conducted by the Naval Electronics Laboratory Center upon the ALOFT components is provided with a summary of the most significant test results. Graphic and written descriptions of the ALOFT system are included. The test phases yet to be completed are summarized. The economic analysis, planned in parallel with the test phase of the project, is briefly described. A classification list of the original signals in the A-7 which have been converted from electrical to fiber-optic transmission is provided.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Non-Radio Communications