1986-05-01

Application of Fiber Optics in Marine Vessel Engine Rooms 860875

Fiber optics have proven to be a reliable medium for data transfer. The implementation of fiber optics on sea-going vessels shows promising economical benefits.
This paper provides a summary of the developments that have led to the use of fiber optics aboard ships and how it affects ship design and construction. The basic fundamentals of fiber optic links as well as the advantages and disadvantages in comparison with conventional cabling methods are discussed.
A typical application utilizing fiber optics in the engine room of ocean-going vessels is also included in the paper.

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