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Issue 1 • Feb. 1991

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  • Fiber optic guided weapons

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):18 - 28
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    The problem posed by fiber-optic data links (FODLs) and the approaches used to address them are discussed in the context of subsystem design, modeling, and dynamic flight testing. With respect to FODL kinematics modeling, four regions are defined and the modeling implications discussed: fiber on the bobbin; the near field, around the peel point; transition zone, between the near and far fields; an... View full abstract»

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  • An FDDI network for tactical applications

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):29 - 35
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    A fiber-optic tactical local area network (FOTLAN), based on the fiber distributed data interface (FDDI), that supports data packet traffic simultaneously with synchronous traffic is described. The current US Army LAN implementation is examined, and its limitations are highlighted. An overview of a migration path from the current LAN to the ATCCS (Army tactical command and control system) objectiv... View full abstract»

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  • The fiber-optic high-speed data bus for a new generation of military aircraft

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):36 - 45
    Cited by:  Papers (25)  |  Patents (2)
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    The avionic suite for the next generation of military aircraft is being designed with component and module commonality in mind in order to control recurring costs and capitalize on economy of scale. The backbone of the suite fashioned out of these modular building blocks is the fiber-optic bit-serial time-division multiplexed high-speed data bus (HSDB), operating at 50 Mb/s, which provides command... View full abstract»

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  • SAFENET: the standard and its application

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):46 - 51
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    The survivable adaptable fiber optic embedded network (SAFENET) program, an effort by the US Navy to develop standard computer network profiles that meet the requirements of navy shipboard mission-critical computer systems, is discussed. The two SAFENET standards currently in development are described. The distinction between them is restricted to the commercial local area network (LAN) upon which... View full abstract»

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  • Fiber optics for military aircraft flight systems

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):52 - 65
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (2)
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    The technologies required to implement fiber-optic-based, or fly-by-light, flight control systems are considered. Following some historical background, the state of the art in fiber-optic position sensors is reviewed. General requirements are discussed, and wavelength-division digital, time-division digital, two-wavelength analog, chirped intensity-modulated analog, and other sensor configurations... View full abstract»

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  • Fault tolerant topologies for fiber optic networks and computer interconnects operating in the severe avionics environment

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):66 - 78
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    The history of fiber optics technology development for naval aircraft is reviewed, and the current status of network and fly-by-light flight control development is examined. Fiber-optic component selection for aircraft is addressed, covering the fiber and cables, optical sources, couplers, and connectors. Novel fault-tolerant network topologies for both analog and digital fiber optic transmission,... View full abstract»

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  • Fiber optic sensors for Navy applications

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):81 - 89
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (15)
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    The development of a family of sensors to detect a wide range of energy fields by exploiting their effects on the optical signal in a fiber-optic waveguide is examined. Interferometric, acoustic, magnetic, fiber gyro, and intensity-based sensors are considered, and multiplexing arrays of sensors is discussed. The main thrust of the program has been sensors for antisubmarine warfare. Applications i... View full abstract»

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This Magazine ceased production in 1991. The current retitled publication is IEEE LTS.

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