Multipurpose Fiber Optic Transceiver (MFOX). Volume 1
Final technical rept. Jun 1985-Jan 1988
RCA CORP CAMDEN NJ
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This report describes the family of fiber optic transmitterreceivers developed under the MFOX program. The intent of the program was to define, design, fabricate and test a minimum sized family of common module, fiber optic transceivers, which would satisfy a majority of current and future military point-to-point communications requirements. Levels 1, 2 and 4, described in Volume 1 have been designed, fabricated and tested to Mil-Qual specifications. The capabilities of these three links are described in detail in this report and provide digital transmission from 1 kbps to 50 Mbps interfacing multiple electrical levels i.e., RS-232, Mil-Std-188-114, TTL, ECL for maximum utility. 10 MHz analog video capability is also provided by utilizing Level 2 transceivers with peripheral modulators and demodulators. These units use LED emitters in the transmitters and pin-fet receivers which have been tested through rigorous burn-in and environmental test procedures to meet Mil-Qual for tactical Ground-Mobile environment. To fill out the MFOX family, two laser based transmittersreceiver links were fabricated to an experimental, feasibility level.
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
- Radio Communications