Fiber optic networks are the main data communications medium on the U.S. navy’s surface ships and submarines. They provide the high bandwidth that today’s data-intensive systems require, as well as immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and significant weight and space advantages over copper cable. Virtually every mission critical system on modern ships now uses fiber optic networks, from weapons systems to communication, navigation, radar and sonar systems, infrastructure management, and real time monitoring and control to enable a state-of-the-art navy ship to fulfill its mission.
Since the first days of military aviation, the mission has depended on maximum situational awareness so aircrews can “see first, strike first” or take evasive action. Today, that superior awareness depends on unprecedented amounts of data delivered and exchanged between aircraft systems in real time.
A modern passenger jet has enormous amounts of data flowing through it to support the latest technologies in the cockpit and the passenger cabin. All that data has to be delivered at lightning speed, and that’s why aircraft manufacturers and airlines are turning to optical fiber.
When a cable connection goes bad on some remote mountainside on a dark and stormy night, a skilled technician may be very far away. Connectors are often used in harsh environments — exposed to dirt, dust, mud, water, oil, etc. — and you need to be confident that they will work, over and over. Expanded beam fiber optic connectors provide the solution.Read More
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kSARIA Corporation, the world leader in fiber optic connectivity manufacturing technology has been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide fiber optic harnesses for the F35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.
kSARIA Corporation was recently recognized by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) with its 5-Star Supplier Excellence Award.
Whether the demand is for Fiber Optic Cable, Wire Harnesses, or RF/Microwave Cable Assemblies, everyone wants their quote within a day or two…Why is it so darn hard to achieve that on a regular basis?
The process of phase matching, and the parameters that affect and control it can be a bit tough to get a handle on and so I thought it may help folks to present a brief explanation of the concept and to highlight some of the key elements of the specsmanship involved.
A Navy ManTech funded development program entitled Fiber Optic Interconnect Technology (FOIT) was developed to advance manufacturing technology associated with high reliability/ performance fiber optic assemblies.