Modular photonic power and VCSEL-based data links for aerospace and military applications

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If photonic data and power transfer links are constructed in a modular fashion, they can be easily adapted into various forms to meet a wide range of needs for aerospace and military applications. The performance specifications associated with these needs can vary widely according to application. Alignment tolerance needs also tend to vary greatly, as can requirements on power consumption. An example of a modular photonic data and/or power transfer link that can be applied to military and aerospace needs is presented. In this approach, a link is designed for low (<10 kb/s) data rates, ultra-low electrical power consumption, large ... continued below

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Carson, R. F. February 1, 1997.

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If photonic data and power transfer links are constructed in a modular fashion, they can be easily adapted into various forms to meet a wide range of needs for aerospace and military applications. The performance specifications associated with these needs can vary widely according to application. Alignment tolerance needs also tend to vary greatly, as can requirements on power consumption. An example of a modular photonic data and/or power transfer link that can be applied to military and aerospace needs is presented. In this approach, a link is designed for low (<10 kb/s) data rates, ultra-low electrical power consumption, large alignment tolerance, and power transfer to provide complete electrical shielding in a remote module that might be found in a military or aerospace application.

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  • 1997 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) aerosopace conference, Snowmass, CO (United States), 1-8 Feb 1997

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  • Other: DE97001213
  • Report No.: SAND--96-2880C
  • Report No.: CONF-970243--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 431188
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc681034

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Carson, R. F. Modular photonic power and VCSEL-based data links for aerospace and military applications, article, February 1, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc681034/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.