Accession Number : ADD010754

Title :   Optical Communications Systems.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Loscoe,C E

Report Date : 29 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A multipoint fiber optical communication system which can carry both voice and data traffic which achieves both full duplex operation and long range with a minimum of apparatus. An active star coupler receives signals from all connected users and provides amplified replicas of all of these received signals to all users. The system may utilize time division or wavelength division multiplex techniques and one embodiment requires only a single optical fiber connecting each user station to the active star coupler. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Optical communications, *Multiplexing, Fiber optics transmission lines, Optical equipment, Receivers, User needs, Transmitters, Traffic, Couplers, Voice communications, Stations, Data transmission systems, Signals, Stars

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Voice Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE