Accession Number : ADD015505

Title :   Optical High-Speed Parallel Backplane.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 29 Jan 90, patented 28 Jul 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Corda, Albert J

Report Date : 28 Jul 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An optical backplane for use in a high-speed, parallel signal processing system. A plurality of circularly shaped optical conductors are arranged in a cylindrical topology. A plurality of printed circuit card connectors are disposed radially about the perimeter of the optical conductors. Each connector consists of a linear array of optical transceivers. The lens of each optical transceiver is mounted in a socket provided at the perimeter of each optical conductor. The optical transceivers convert electrical data information from printed circuit boards plugged into the circuit card connectors into optical data information. The optical data information propagates throughout the optical conductor thereby allowing data to be shared by the printed circuit boards.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL DATA, *PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS, *SIGNAL PROCESSING, *OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, *PATENTS, ARRAYS, CIRCUIT BOARDS, CONNECTORS, LINEAR ARRAYS, PRINTED CIRCUITS, TOPOLOGY, VELOCITY, PARALLEL PROCESSORS, CROSSTALK, BUS CONDUCTORS, DATA PROCESSING, PHENOLIC PLASTICS, PLEXIGLAS

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE