Accession Number:

ADA175374

Title:

Single Mode Fiber Bending Loss and Its Environmental Dependence.

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept. 1 May-31 Aug 86,

Corporate Author:

HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO CANOGA PARK CA MISSILE SYSTEMS GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

The objective of this study contract is to develop a practical single mode bending loss model for special optical fibers critical to several future Army Weapon Systems. The model will facilitate the selection of fiber and aid the design of high speed missile payout canisters used in major Army fiber optics systems such as FOG-M and AAWS-M. The initial effort will be directed to study various bending induced loss mechanisms in fiber. A theoretical bending loss model, expressed in appropriate computer algorithms is being formulated. Practical fiber characterization schemes will be devised to yield relevant input data to the loss model. The model will then be modified to improve its adequacy for bending loss analysis. Environmental effects on fiber bending loss will be investigated. Reduction of temperature induced fiber loss of missile payout bobbins and field deployable fiber cables is the ultimate goal.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE