This standard defines the design and performance requirements of physical contact and expanded beam configured termini for both multimode and singlemode optical fibers. Expanded beam includes ball, Graded Index (GRIN) and C-lens configurations.
The motivation for creating this document is to support the recent unprecedented growth of fiber optic technology in the aerospace industry. It addresses the current needs and the future demand for fiber optic and photonic technologies deployed on aerospace platforms. In addition to supporting current requirements, this document provides a path for future growth that is open to multiple architectures.