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26 April 1989 Overview Of Fiber Optic Test Methods And Test Concepts For Shipboard Applications
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The Navy is currently involved with the development of component specifications and standards for the procurement, installation, and maintenance of fiber optic shipboard systems. This effort has been complicated by the lack of pertinent test data, calibration standards, and adopted test methods. Furthermore, shipboard requirements for fiber optic systems often contrast with those typical of industrial applications. Specifically, the Navy is concerned with short-haul networking, high data rates, enhanced survivability and reliability, and deployment in adverse environments. To reduce component costs and to facilitate procurement processess for shipboard fiber optic systems, the initial effort involved reviewing and evaluating existing military and industry test standards, and adopting or modifying them as necessary. Here is presented an overview of the initial effort to standardize Navy test concepts for fiber optic shipboard applications. These concepts will provide the foundation for system maintenance standards and lend predictability to reliability modelling.
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K. J. Long and K. M. Doty "Overview Of Fiber Optic Test Methods And Test Concepts For Shipboard Applications", Proc. SPIE 0992, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments II, (26 April 1989);

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