Terminus, Fiber Optic, Expanded Beam, Graded Index Lens, Removable, Rear Release Pin and Socket, Harsh Environment, For Use in MIL-DTL-38999 Series III Size 16 Cavities, General Specification
This standard defines the design, performance and interoperability requirements for a fiber optic expanded beam, socket terminus incorporating a ball lens configuration for installation in MIL-DTL-38999 Series III size 16 cavities.
Rationale: The motivation for creating this document is to support the recent unprecedented growth of fiber optic technology in the aerospace industry. It addresses the current needs and the future demand for fiber optic and photonic technologies deployed on aerospace platforms. In addition to supporting current requirements, this document provides a path for future growth that is open to multiple architectures.