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AIR6112 - A Guideline for Aerospace Platform Fiber Optic Expanded Beam Interconnect Technology
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A Guideline for Aerospace Platform Fiber Optic Expanded Beam Interconnect Technology
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
Expanded beam (EB) technology offers the aerospace fiber optic industry operational advantages over physical contact optical interfaces to include: <li>Greater tolerance to particulate contamination <li>Ease of cleaning <li>Protection of the optical fiber core <li>Capability of non-physically contacting optical interface <li>Lower mating forces
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