22 March 1983 Uniform Evaluation Of Multichannel, Hermaphroditic Fiber Optic Connectors For Tactical Applications
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This paper describes an evaluation of candidate multichannel, hermaphroditic fiber optic connectors under uniform, and where possible, standard conditions. Connectors manufactured by TRW, Bell-Northern, Hughes, ITT-STL (Ptarmigan) and ITT-Cannon were tested. The optical insertion loss was measured while the connectors underwent (1) normal mating, (2) repetitive mating, (3) strain relief flexing, (4) temperature cycling, (5) connector-to-cable tensile stress and, (6) connector-to-connector tensile stress. In addition, the candidate connectors were rated by attributes for (1) mating forces, (2) alignment ease, (3) cleaning, (4) handling damage, and (5) human factors.
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M. D. Drake, F. Gomes, M. Lesnick, G. W. StyskaI, V. E. Kalomiris, "Uniform Evaluation Of Multichannel, Hermaphroditic Fiber Optic Connectors For Tactical Applications", Proc. SPIE 0355, Fiber Optics: Short-Haul and Long-Haul Measurements and Applications I, (22 March 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934009; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.934009
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