Accession Number:

ADA243686

Title:

Design of a Fiber Optic Image Transmission Link

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

An original design is presented for a fiber optic based digital image transmission link operating at a serial bit rate of 250 MbitsSecond. The link is designed as an integral part of an airborne infrared imaging system with particular emphasis on avoiding problems associated with aircraft electromagnetic interference EMI. Unique features include simplicity single PC board transmitter and receiver, low power, low cost under 3,000, and use of the latest off-the-shelf components including the Gazelle GA9011GA9012 HOT ROD chip set. Theoretical modeling is used to predict a bit error rate of better than 10 to the minus 15th power, while actual measurements include transmission of over 10 to 13th power bits without any errors measured bit error rate of at least 10 to the minus 13th power. Test results also show that the link is capable of transmitting 640 x 480 pixel 12 bits per pixel images with no significant image degradation.

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE