A Guideline for Aerospace Platform Fiber Optic Expanded Beam Interconnect Technology

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  • 2014-12-08
 
  • CURRENT
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  • SAE International
Pages:
9
Scope:

This document provides an overview of EB technology as it applies to the aerospace fiber optic industry. Applicable personnel include: Managers, Engineers, Technicians, Logisticians, Trainers/Instructors, Third Party Maintenance Agencies, Quality Assurance

Rationale:

Expanded beam (EB) technology offers the aerospace fiber optic industry operational advantages over physical contact optical interfaces to include:

  • Greater tolerance to particulate contamination
  • Ease of cleaning
  • Protection of the optical fiber core
  • Capability of non-physically contacting optical interface
  • Lower mating forces

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    • SAE AIR 6112
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