Accession Number : ADA019859

Title :   A Theoretical Study of Fiberoptronics for Avionic Applications.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Gaffney,William Michael

Report Date : DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : This project provides a survey of the current state-of-the-art and considers fiberoptronics in the light of potential avionic applications. Types of fibers, light generators, and light detectors which are suitable for avionic applications are discussed. Fiberoptronic links are viable for use in highly selective areas such as multiplexed data bus and cryptographic systems but components need to be qualified to the environmental conditions of the aircraft. Calculations for a basic fiberoptronic link are discussed. The report contains a 42-item bibliography.

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics, *Optical communications, *Avionics, Laser communications, Optical waveguides, Semiconductor devices, Light emitting diodes, Lamps, Light transmission, Optical detectors, Aircraft equipment, State of the art, Multiplexing, Theses

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE