Wednesday, 21 September, 2011
11:15 -- 13:00
Le Mt-Blanc

We.7L/8.e Mt-Blanc • Symposium: Optical Avionic Networks

Chairs: Mark Farries, Technology Advisor, Gooch & Housego Torquay Ltd, UK
 
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WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXED NETWORKS FOR FUTURE AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS
C. Michie1, E. Murphy2, W. Johnstone1,I. Andonovic2, H. White2, N. Aldridge3, A.E. Kelly3;1University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, 2BAE SYSTEMS Advanced Technology Centre, Bristol, UK, 3University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Recently there has been a significant interest in optical networks for the next generation of avionic communications. Passive Optical Network (PON) technologies offer a ‘commercial off the shelf’ solution for many potential applications. We report here on the challenges in relation to delivering a scalable, data rate transparent PON using reflective semiconductor optical amplifiers to provide a wavelength division multiplexed capability without the need for a wide inventory of wavelength specific devices.
 
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STATE OF THE ART TRANSCEIVERS FOR AIRCRAFT NETWORKS
Alexandre Bacou, Vincent Foucal, Fran├žois Quentel, Daniel Mousseaux, Christian Claudepierre, Mathias Pez; D-Lightsys, France
Development of a bi-directional single wavelength transceiver on multimode fibre to respond to the avionic requirements in terms of dimensions, weight and power consumption. Performances are presented over a wide temperature range, showing extinction ratio and receiver sensitivity flatten between -40°C and +85°C.
 
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DEVELOPING COTS PARTS FOR AVIONIC APPLICATIONS
Mark Farries, David Smit;, Gooch & Housego Ltd, UK
We describe the transformation of optical components that are used in high volumes in the telecommunications industry into devices that operates over the harsh environments found in an aircraft.
 
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FIELD TERMINATION AND REPAIR FOR FIBRE OPTICAL CABLE ON BOARD AIRCRAFT
Didier Colot; DIAMOND SA, Switzerland
Possible scenarios of connector and cable breakage onboard aircrafts are described. A fusion splice solution for these scenarios is then presented, with relative optical, mechanical and environmental qualification tests
 
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OPTICAL FIBRE SENSOR FOR DETECTING RESIDUAL WATER IN JET FUEL
D.J. Webb1, M. Farries2, W. Zhang1, C. Zhang1, G.D. Peng1; 1Aston University, UK, 2Gooch & Housego, UK
Optical fibre sensors are attractive for potentially explosive environments such as avionic fuel systems. We describe a Bragg grating based fibre sensor capable of detecting water dissolved in jet fuel at the parts per million level.

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