In late 1987, a fiber optic link demonstration was conducted on USS Nimitz (CVN-68) as part of a CNO task to develop standards and specifications for shipboard applications of fiber optics. The demonstration was sponsored by the Naval Sea Systems Command Fiber Optics Program Office (NAVSEA 56ZC) and implemented by the Naval Sea Systems Command Surveillance Systems Subgroup (NAVSEA 62X). The Johns Hopkins University / Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) was tasked by NAVSEA 62X to serve as principal technical agent for the demonstration. The objective of the project was to demonstrate the practical application of fiber optic technology in a shipboard environment, and to draw lessons applicable to the development of fiber optic standards for shipboard use.
Rick York, Rick York,
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