Military Aerospace

The Use of Fiber Optic Networks on Navy Ships

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

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.

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Tags: Military/Aerospace, Optical Fiber Networks, navy ships

Fiber Optic Networks Provide a Critical Edge in Military Aircraft

Posted by Paul Jortberg on Tue, Mar 08, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

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.

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Tags: Military/Aerospace, Optical Fiber Networks, Military Aircraft

High Performance Epoxy Curing System for Fiber Optic Terminations

Posted by Paul Jortberg on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 @ 03:44 PM

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.

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Tags: Automated Fiber-Optic Termination, Epoxy Curing System, Military/Aerospace

Automated Assembly of Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables - The FOIT Program

Posted by Paul Jortberg on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:41 AM

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.

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Tags: Fiber Optic Cable Assembly, Aerospace Fiber Optic Cable Automation, Military/Aerospace