1 February 1991 Hybrid fiber optic/electrical network for launch vehicles
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Proceedings Volume 1369, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV; (1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24816
Event: SPIE Microelectronic Interconnect and Integrated Processing Symposium, 1990, San Jose, United States
The present examination of the use of fiber-optic (FO) networks in launch vehicles proceeded from the definition of a data bus architecture able to supplant the mesh network that typically connects major second-stage avionics packages, as well as replacing the takeoff-minus-zero umbilical link between vehicle and launch complex. The analysis undertaken for such a system in the case of a Delta launcher gave attention to bus traffic, costs, and risk factors; on the basis of analysis results, a hybrid FO/electrical network was selected and its candidate termini were tested for ruggedness and reliability.
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Timothy E. Clark, Mark E. Curran, "Hybrid fiber optic/electrical network for launch vehicles", Proc. SPIE 1369, Fiber Optic Systems for Mobile Platforms IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24816; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.24816

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