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18 October 1996 Development of dual-rate MIL-STD-1773A data bus transceiver
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Boeing has first developed a space-qualifiable, radiation- hardened, dual-rate MIL-STD-1773A fiber-optic transceiver for military command/response time division multiplexed data bus applications. This will provide an enhancement path from a fixed low data rate MIL-STD-1553 bus to a high data rate MIL-STD-1773 bus with minor modification of terminals supporting the existing function. The transceiver operates at dual-rates of both 1 and 20 Mbps over temperature (minus 25 to plus 85 degrees Celsius), and it shows a large dynamic range of greater than 20 dB in support of 32-node star network; a sensitivity of up to minus 38.7 dBm and a saturation of minus 16.1 dBm (limited mainly by test source power) at BER less than or equal to 1 multiplied by 10-10. These transceivers are currently being utilized for space and military applications at DARPA, NASA, and JPL. In this paper we describe the dual-rate transceiver design requirements, ASIC and hybrid design, and performance test results.
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Rodney K. Bonebright, Jae H. Kim, Rod Hughes, Jay W. Clement, Thomas M. Bocek, Eric Y. Chan, John H. Nitardy, and Chi-Shain Hong "Development of dual-rate MIL-STD-1773A data bus transceiver", Proc. SPIE 2811, Photonics for Space Environments IV, (18 October 1996);

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