Connectors, Fiber Optic, Advanced, Circular, Modular or Rectangular, Plug and Receptacle, Harsh Environment, Removable Termini, General Specification for
The AS8050 master document contains general information for qualification of aerospace fiber optic, circular, modular, and rectangular connectors as part of a fiber optic interconnect assembly comprising of a connector, fiber optic cable, and fiber optic terminus. The product specifications (slash sheets) contain dimensional, mechanical, and operating performance requirements for aerospace fiber optic, circular, and rectangular connectors. The product specifications (slash sheets) reference associated aerospace fiber optic termini and cables suitable for use with AS8050 connectors.
The aerospace industry requires precise standards to support the unprecedented growth of fiber optic technology in the aerospace industry. It is meant to address the needs of today’s and future demand for fiber optic applications and emerging photonic technologies being deployed on aerospace fiber optic network infrastructures. To address the shortfall of past technologies and provide the platform for future growth, the fiber optic infrastructure has to be able to support current and foreseeable technology requirements. AS8050 is intended to provide optical and physical intermatability and interoperability requirements for fiber optic circular, modular, and rectangular connectors in harsh environment applications.