Accession Number : ADD018728

Title :   Fiber Optical Data Interface System

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 25 Oct 95 , patented 26 Aug 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Nhu, David H

Report Date : 26 Aug 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A coupler device is disclosed that establishes an optical link between electrical equipment operated in accordance with a protocol defined by the requirements of a Navy Tactical Data System. The coupler device provides for the optical link which is beneficial in many military applications and that rids associated communication network of heavy and costly copper or coaxial cables, allowing the replacement thereof with the less expensive and lighter fiber optic cables.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *NAVAL TACTICAL DATA SYSTEM, *PATENTS, OPTICAL DATA, FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, DATA LINKS, COUPLERS

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE