Accession Number : AD0783918

Title :   Feasibility Demonstration of Fiber Optics as Applied to the SOSTEL (Solid State Electric Logic) Data Handling System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 27 Mar 73-9 Jan 74,


Personal Author(s) : Perkins,Jim R. ; Heinzman,Homer W. ; Turnage,W. Tom

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 159

Abstract : The study was conducted to develop requirements and techniques for applying fiber optics to the SOlid State Electric Logic (SOSTEL) system in general and to develop a design for demonstrating the application of fiber optics to the SOSTEL II DHS brassboard system in specific. To achieve both objectives, an assessment was made of the characteristics of optical components as applicable to multiplex systems for military aircraft. Components evaluated include optical fibers, light sources, photodiodes, connectors, scramblers and tees. This assessment considered both functional and installation/environmental aspects. This foundation was then used to evolve a number of approaches for interconnecting a multiplex system consisting of two processors and up to 32 remote terminals. The optimum approach was determined to be a radial system with passive branching devices. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Data links, Time division multiplexing, Optical data, Fiber optics, Feasibility studies, Data processing, Cables, Communication and radio systems, Avionics, Connectors

Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE