4 October 1994 Reliable optical card-edge (ROC) connector for avionics applications
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Abstract
The Reliable Optical Card-Edge (ROC) Connector is a blind-mate backplane unit designed to meet military stress requirements for avionics applications. Its modular design represents the first significant advance in connector optics since the biconic butt-coupled connector was introduced twenty years ago. This multimode connector utilizes beam optics, micro-machined silicon, and a floating, low mass subassembly design to maintain low coupling loss under high levels of shock and vibration. The ROC connector also incorporates retracting doors to protect the unmated termini from environmental contamination and abusive handling. Design features and test results for the ROC connector are presented in this paper.
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Bruce V. Darden, Richard J. Pimpinella, John Dennis Seals, "Reliable optical card-edge (ROC) connector for avionics applications", Proc. SPIE 2295, Fly-by-Light, (4 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188854; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.188854
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