The Use of Fiber Optic Networks on Navy Ships

Posted by Paul Jortberg on Wed, Nov 16, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Fiber Optics on Navy Ships

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.

The demand for bandwidth continues to grow as shipboard operations become increasingly automated. For example, the new Gerald R. Ford class of supercarriers contain more than four million feet of fiber optic cable*, supporting numerous advanced technologies that to improve combat readiness, ship performance and crew efficiency.  

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* http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/releases/video-release-newport-news-shipbuilding-completes-installation-of-14-million-feet-of-electrical-and-fiber-optic-cable-on-gerald-r-ford-cvn-78

 


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