This document is a glossary of terms about optical networking. The purpose is to introduce terms and their definitions which may be used consistently across the industry. In specific this document establishes terminology for use in connection with SAE activities specific to optical networking.
The aerospace industry requires precise standards for avionics system design. To ensure that the aerospace fiber optics industry also adopts these same high standards, it is essential that a common set of fiber optic system procedures be established. This document provides reference for common technical terms in support of the procedures.