Accession Number : AD0736613

Title :   Transfer of Information on Naval Vessels via Fiber Optics Transmission Lines.

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept. Jul 70-Jan 71,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,H. F.

Report Date : 01 JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : Optical and electrical systems of intraship information transfer are compared with respect to cost and performance. Optical systems are shown to offer advantages over electrical for point-to-point links in which security and/or wide bandwidth are required. It is indicated that wide-bandwidth terminals can be built with commercial solid-state components for less than $100. The author recommends continued research in the area of optical integrated circuits and the development of military specifications for optical transmission lines and terminals. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INTERCOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, FIBER OPTICS), (*OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, FIBER OPTICS), (*FIBER OPTICS, TRANSMISSION LINES), SHIP AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT, COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, PHOTODIODES

Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE