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AIR6112 - A Guideline for Aerospace Platform Fiber Optic Expanded Beam Interconnect Technology

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Document Number: AIR6112
Project Initiation: 04-13-2010
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Sponsor Name: Brian McDermott
Title
A Guideline for Aerospace Platform Fiber Optic Expanded Beam Interconnect Technology
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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