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