Accession Number:

ADA133371

Title:

Bidirectional Fiber Optic Cable Adapter.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 30 May 81-15 Dec 82,

Corporate Author:

GTE PRODUCTS CORP NEEDHAM HEIGHTS MA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

The technical objective of the BIFOCS program was to develop, build, and test a full-duplex single fiber, fiber optic link, operating in the 1.0 micron to 1.6 micron region, capable of transmitting 20 Mbs data 10 to the -9th power BER over a range of at least 10 km, with a goal of 15 km. The link MTBF goal was 5 X 10 to the 3rd power hours and operation over a temperature range of 0 deg C to 50 deg C. The fiber optic cable consisted of sections not exceeding 2 km in length joined by commercially available dry fiber optic connectors. The system performed successfully at ambient temperature over 15 km of cable. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE