Accession Number:

ADP000561

Title:

Test Results of Multichannel Hermaphroditic Optical Connectors Developed for the US Army,

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ARMY COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ

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Report Date:

1982-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

In order for the U.S. Army to benefit from the fiber optic technology, the Center for Communications Systems CENCOMS of the Communication-Electronics Command CECOM has supported a number of exploratory programs for the design and development of prototype six channel hermaphroditic butt-joint connector plugs and bulkhead receptacles required to meet the harsh conditions of the tactical field environment. In this paper, the requirements that a tactical connector should meet will be described. In addition, the test results obtained by uniformly testing the prototype connectors manufactured by Bell Northern Research, Hughes Aircraft Company TRW Eastern Research Laboratories, ITT-Cannon and ITT-STL Ptarmigan will be reported. The prototypes manufactured by ITT-STL Ptarmigan are of a two channel lens design and were delivered under the GAC-1 for use in operational testing of fiber equipment at Fort Benning and Fort Gordon, Georgia. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE