Fiber Optic Harsh Environment Test Methods Cross Reference Document
This report provides cross reference matrices detailing current test methods used in the qualification processes of fiber optic connectors, termini and cables for aerospace, telecommunications, and naval applications. The cross-reference allows the end user to select the test methods most suitable for qualifying a component, or to identify alternative test methods where a specific test is not defined in a referenced document. The report also provides information on what area each type of referenced document has been developed for.
Currently the qualification process of fiber optic components to aerospace requirements involves in some cases referencing test methods that have been prepared for areas not related to the aerospace community where the test methods and required test results must be adapted to support the requirements of qualifying fiber optic components for aerospace. AIR6282 provides cross reference matrices to allow selection of the most suitable test methods for use in the qualification process of aerospace fiber optic components.