Accession Number : ADA187319

Title :   Design and Implementation of a Fiber Optic RS232 Link.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Ryan, James W

PDF Url : ADA187319

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : This thesis investigates the feasibility of using a bi-directional fiber optic link to implement a RS232 data link. The results showed that a fiber optic link is a viable replacement. It offers a bandwidth up to 5 MHz, 250 times that of a RS232 data link. This fiber optic link was implemented over a distance of 1.5 kilometers, nearly 100 times that of the present RS232 link. It also offers the benefits of space and weight savings and is comparable to devices produced commercially but at a substantial cost savings. Keywords include: Fiber optics, RS232, and Optical link.

Descriptors :   *DATA LINKS, *FIBER OPTICS, *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, COSTS, REPLACEMENT, SAVINGS, WEIGHT REDUCTION

Subject Categories : Optics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE