1 June 1991 Reliable fiber optics for the adverse nuclear environment
Author Affiliations +
Optical Engineering, 30(6), (1991). doi:10.1117/12.55868
Abstract
Optical fiber system applications have progressed beyond massive production for long-haul telecommunications systems to special systems for military use. The environmental requirements for military systems are extreme. Aircraft systems must endure extreme shock during takeoff and landing on aircraft carriers and thermal shock during a rapid climb from the desert floor to 50,000 ft. Ship systems must weather continuous salt water spray, and space systems must survive the natural space radiation environment. All these systems as well as fixed and mobile ground-based installations may be required to endure the potential threat from nuclear weapons. Research efforts have improved the reliability and survivability of fiber optic systems under these adverse conditions. Radiation test results over extreme temperature ranges have verified that optical fibers have been developed to meet the most adverse of conditions. The establishment of proper test procedures and appropriate evaluation techniques will provide reliable fiber optic components for the adverse nuclear environment.
Roger A. Greenwell, "Reliable fiber optics for the adverse nuclear environment," Optical Engineering 30(6), (1 June 1991). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.55868
JOURNAL ARTICLE
6 PAGES


SHARE
KEYWORDS
Fiber optics

Optical fibers

Ionizing radiation

Fiber optic components

Microelectronics

Signal attenuation

Optical testing

RELATED CONTENT

A fiber optic esophageal pressure sensor
Proceedings of SPIE (June 09 2004)
Method of optical cable lifetime prolongation
Proceedings of SPIE (March 26 2016)
Skill standards and curricula for photonics technicians
Proceedings of SPIE (October 06 2003)
Dynamic deformation analysis of light-weight mirror
Proceedings of SPIE (October 15 2012)
Optical testing of commutator
Proceedings of SPIE (December 12 1994)

Back to Top