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Modeling Methodology for Engineering SI-POF and Connectors in an Avionics System

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7 Author(s)
Richards, D.H. ; Coll. of Staten Island, Eng. Sci. & Phys. Dept., City Univ. of New York, Staten Island, NY, USA ; Losada, M.A. ; Antoniades, N. ; Lopez, A.
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We introduce a two-step simulation methodology that is used to engineer a typical avionics telecommunication system based on step-index plastic optical fiber (SI-POF). The approach combines a phenomenological model that solves the spatial propagation equation in SI-POF and optical connectors and a time/frequency-domain approach using a commercial simulation tool. SI-POF as well as connectors are characterized using the experiment and a system case study is engineered using the above model. This approach provides a faster and more efficient modeling methodology compared to using the traditional time/frequency-domain approach.

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Lightwave Technology, Journal of  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 3 )