This standard defines the design, performance and interoperability requirements for a fiber optic expanded beam, pin and socket termini incorporating a C-LENS configuration terminated onto single mode or multimode optical fiber for installation in MIL-DTL-38999 Series III size 16 cavities.
The aerospace industry requires precise standards to support the unprecedented growth of fiber optic technology in the Aerospace industry. It is meant to address the needs of todays and future demand for fiber optic applications and emerging photonic technologies that are being deployed on aerospace fiber optic network infrastructures. To address the shortfall of past technologies and provide the platform for future growth, the fiber optic infrastructure has to be able to support the current and foreseeable technology requirements for at least the next 30 years. This is in part to support the open and interchangeable architecture of SAE standards. AS6250/3 is intended to provide optical and physical intermatability and interoperability requirements for C-LENS expanded beam pin and socket termini in circular and rectangular connectors incorporating MIL-DTL-38999 size 16 cavities.