FIBER OPTIC DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR AEROSPACE
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.
Rationale: With the influx of new engineers and the growing demand for fiber optic systems on aerospace platforms, there is a critical need to be able to transfer the knowledge learned during the initial development and deployment fiber optics in aircraft. The unique requirements of aerospace are not necessarily taught in the university and this document will bridge that gap for robust system designs.