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.
Several advances have been made in applying industrial automation to the assembly process for fiber optic terminations used in harsh environments.
In our new modern 30,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Methuen, Massachusetts, we've assembled an engineering team with in-depth experience in the development of sophisticated precision automation equipment.
Photonics, with its virtually infinite bandwidth, electrical noise immunity, small size, low cost, and increased capacity are inserted into a number of military platforms to handle higher data rates and larger traffic volumes. Such increased data rates between the various subsystems drive the interconnect solution to be fiber optics.
In the past, fiber-optic cable manufacturing was primarily performed by hand, which in turn made the process prone to inevitable human error and ultimately affected quality, consistency and product variability.