Accession Number : ADD015620

Title :   Radio Frequency Cable to Optical Fiber Cable.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 29 Jun 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rolls, Harold S

Report Date : 29 Jun 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A bidirectional converter/interface for connecting several two-way broadband RF cables to a single pair of optical fibers is provided. In the reception mode, a broadband RF carrier of an optical conductor signal is directed to a plurality of bandpass filter/block converter combinations. These filter/converter combinations segment the broadband RF carrier into predetermined RF bands carrying the information. Each segmented band is then shifted (either up or down) to the receiving band frequency utilized by each of the RF systems. In the transmission mode, each transmitted signal from one of the RF systems is passed to a return path block converter/bandpass filter combination that shifts the entire transmitted band to a predetermined band. The predetermined bands are chosen such that each is a unique, non-overlapping band associated with a particular one of the RF systems. These unique bands are then combined into a single RF broadband signal that is converted to an optical signal and carried by a second optical conductor.

Descriptors :   *INTERFACES, *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, *ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *RADIOFREQUENCY CABLES, BANDPASS FILTERS, BROADBAND, CABLES, CONVERTERS, FIBERS, FILTERS, FREQUENCY, PATHS, RECEPTION, SEGMENTED, SIGNALS, RADIO LINKS

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE