23 July 1976 Fiber Optics Application To A-7 Aircraft
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Proceedings Volume 0077, Fibers and Integrated Optics; (1976) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.975723
Event: 1976 SPIE/SPSE Technical Symposium East, 1976, Reston, United States
The A-7 Airborne Light Optical Fiber Technology (ALOFT) Demonstration was established by the Navy to confirm that fiber-optic technology is sufficiently practical and mature to be used in internal aircraft data-signal transmissions and to demonstrate the feasibility of a full system application. A description of the ALOFT system design is presented, including explanations of the design trade-offs that led to the components selected by the system development contractor, IBM, Federal Systems Division, Owego, NY. A description of the tests being conducted on the ALOFT system is provided with a summary of the most significant results to date. The objectives and approach of the economic analysis, recently initiated as a part of the ALOFT project, is briefly described.
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J. R. Ellis, J. R. Ellis, D. N. Williams, D. N. Williams, } "Fiber Optics Application To A-7 Aircraft", Proc. SPIE 0077, Fibers and Integrated Optics, (23 July 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.975723; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.975723


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