Accession Number:

ADA025220

Title:

Development of an Optical Fiber Video Data Link.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 73-Feb 75,

Corporate Author:

OPTELECOM INC GAITHERSBURG MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

Investigations were conducted to develop techniques for paying out optical fibers wound on non-rotating spools. The fibers were payed out off the end of the spool in a manner similar to that employed by a spinning reel or wire guided missile. Payout velocities in excess of 300 feet per second were demonstrated. The upper limit payout velocity is estimated to be at least 600 feet per second. This technique should make possible TV guidance of a missile by transmitting optical signals over the fiber to a remote operator out of line of sight of the missile.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE