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Reliability Assurance of Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) Based Devices Used in Aerospace Applications

2019-10-24
WIP
ARP6676
This document is intended to provide reliability assurance recommended practices for the deployment of individual photonic devices and PIC-based devices into aerospace platforms, focusing on reliability requirements to reach Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7, 8 and 9. It will cover reliability assurance tests for single element and PIC chips, packaged single element and PIC chips and some single element and PIC based higher functionality modules, such as fiber-optic transmitters and receivers, free space optical transmitters and receivers, illuminators and sources for optical sensors. The document will provide the reasons and methods for aerospace reliability assurance of PIC chips, PIC based packages and PIC based devices. It will be as inclusive as possible, including PIC chips fabricated in the main material systems: semiconductors (Group IV, III-V, II-VI), electro-optic crystals (lithium niobate) and polymers.
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Reliability Assurance of Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) Based Devices Used in Aerospace Applications

2019-05-08
WIP
ARP7354
This document is intended to provide reliability assurance recommended practices for the deployment of individual photonic devices and PIC-based devices into aerospace platforms, focusing on reliability requirements to reach Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7, 8 and 9. It will cover reliability assurance tests for single element and PIC chips, packaged single element and PIC chips and some single element and PIC based higher functionality modules, such as fiber-optic transmitters and receivers, free space optical transmitters and receivers, illuminators and sources for optical sensors. The document will provide the reasons and methods for aerospace reliability assurance of PIC chips, PIC based packages and PIC based devices. It will be as inclusive as possible, including PIC chips fabricated in the main material systems: semiconductors (Group IV, III-V, II-VI), electro-optic crystals (lithium niobate) and polymers.
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Aerospace Epoxy Technologies

2019-04-05
WIP
AIR7993
To detail the different epoxy types available for different aerospace applications which require different temperature ranges. Explain incoming/final inspection requirements and storage requirements. Examine the epoxy chemical make up with explanations of purpose in performance.
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Splicer, Fusion, Fiber Optic, Aerospace

2019-04-02
WIP
AS6479A
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) defines fiber optic fusion splicers acceptable for the installation and repair of fiber optic interconnects in aerospace applications. Two different application environments are defined, depending on whether there is risk of flammable vapor or hazardous atmosphere being present. Equipment suited to flammable or hazardous environments may be over specified for factory, depot, or other relatively safe environments. To address these different application environments, two types of fusion splicer will be specified in applicable detail specifications: Type I. For hazardous environments specifically including potentially flammable or explosive atmospheres. Type II. For environments in which it is established that there is no risk of flammable or explosive vapors being present.
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Epoxy Installation Techniques for Aerospace Fiber Optic Assemblies

2019-03-28
WIP
ARP7983
Describes the different types of epoxies, methods of mixing, installation and inspections into optical connectors/terminus. Illustrate typical examples of processing equipment and tooling. Highlight critical parameters and potential failure modes during epoxy processing.
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FIBER OPTIC DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR AEROSPACE

2018-10-18
WIP
AIR8448
This document provides guidance on key areas of system design to achieve high performance and high reliability for mission critical aerospace systems and platforms. The fundamental element of a reliable, functional aerospace fiber optic application is the system design. It is the system designers’ task to define the methods, components, installation and processes supporting the transmission of the optical signal through the platform, while providing a physical layer with the necessary performance, reliability, and readiness for the application.
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High Performance Epoxies for Aerospace Applications

2018-10-18
WIP
AS8449
The goal of this document would be to control specific configurations of epoxies approved for aerospace. Providing a structured standard for configuration control of epoxies and appropriate applications and areas of use for multiple grades and environmental performance considerations.
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A Guideline for Aerospace Platform Fiber Optic Training and Awareness Education Aerospace Fiber Optics Quality Assurance Knowledge Competencies

2018-05-08
WIP
ARP5602/9A
This document establishes training guidelines applicable to fiber optic quality assurance technical training for individuals involved in the manufacturing, installation, support, integration and testing of fiber optic systems. Applicable personnel include: Managers Engineers Technicians Trainers/Instructors Third Party Maintenance Agencies Quality Assurance Production
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Cables, Fiber Optic, Aerospace, General Specification For

2018-04-04
WIP
AS8041
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) defines the testing methods for all aerospace optic cables. The application of the test methods are defined in the slant sheets. Technical, dimensional, mechanical and operating performance requirements for the associated aerospace fiber optic cables are detailed in the applicable specification slant sheet. In the event of conflict between this standard and the slant sheet, the slant sheet shall take precedence.
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Termini, Fiber Optic, Harsh Environment, General Specification

2018-04-04
WIP
AS8438
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.
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Connector, Fiber Optic, Harsh Environment, General Specification

2018-04-04
WIP
AS8050
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) includes technical, dimensional, mechanical, and operating performance requirements for aerospace fiber optic, circular and rectangular connectors as part of a fiber optic interconnect assembly comprising of a connector, fiber optic cable, and fiber optic terminus. Technical, dimensional, mechanical, and operating performance requirements for the associated aerospace fiber optic termini and cables are detailed in AS**** and AS5382 respectively.
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