15 August 1984 Fibre Optics In Automobiles
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Proceedings Volume 0468, Fibre Optics '84; (1984) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941666
Event: Sira/Fibre Optics '84, 1984, London, United Kingdom
Optical fibres are used in three application areas in automobiles. Illumination of the dashboard is done with a single lamp and monofilament fibres or woven tapes which illuminate the front panel. Fibre-optic multiplexing can replace the conventional wiring harness. Different trial systems (two-fibre links, bidirectional transmission, star-coupled architecture) are reviewed. Problems still exist in component performance, high costs and unknown reliability of optoelectronic systems. Fibre-optics are also used in sensors; for headlight monitoring, liquid-level sensing and other applications.
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A L. Harmer, A L. Harmer, } "Fibre Optics In Automobiles", Proc. SPIE 0468, Fibre Optics '84, (15 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.941666; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.941666

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