Accession Number : ADA133371

Title :   Bidirectional Fiber Optic Cable Adapter.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 30 May 81-15 Dec 82,

Corporate Author : GTE PRODUCTS CORP NEEDHAM HEIGHTS MA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Linehan,M ; Gee,N B ; Taylor,R

PDF Url : ADA133371

Report Date : Feb 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The technical objective of the BIFOCS program was to develop, build, and test a full-duplex single fiber, fiber optic link, operating in the 1.0 micron to 1.6 micron region, capable of transmitting 20 Mb/s data (10 to the -9th power BER) over a range of at least 10 km, with a goal of 15 km. The link MTBF goal was 5 X 10 to the 3rd power hours and operation over a temperature range of 0 deg C to 50 deg C. The fiber optic cable consisted of sections not exceeding 2 km in length joined by commercially available dry fiber optic connectors. The system performed successfully at ambient temperature over 15 km of cable. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Connectors, *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Data links, Duplexers, Infrared lasers, Range(Extremes), Fibers, Fiber optics, Receivers, Transmitters, Modems, Temperature, Cables, Length, Drying

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE