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Low Loss, Fiber Optic Terminus and Adapter

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 5:35pm
MDT Staff

Positronic is pleased to announce the release of a new fiber optic terminus and size 8 adapter for use in its popular Combo-D connector family. The terminus conforms to the performance criteria outlined in the ARINC 801 document, which is a widely accepted commercial aerospace standard for fiber optic termini on aircraft. The Optik-D terminus boasts a very low optical insertion loss of 0.06 dB (typical) and a return loss in excess of 45 dB for multi-mode. The connector system was qualified during a series of rigorous environmental tests at Experior Laboratories in Oxnard, CA. Experior is a premier fiber optics test laboratory used by leading OEMs across a variety of industries. The tests were based upon typical MIL-DTL-24308 environmental testing such as thermal cycling, thermal shock, temperature life, humidity, salt spray, shock, vibration, mating durability and more. 

The Optik-D connector system is more cost effective than other ARINC 801 solutions because it integrates a high performing optical terminus with a low cost connector housing as opposed to using high cost connectors as seen in competing solutions.  Furthermore, enhancements within the Optik-D adapter and terminus system enable a lower loss than is typically attainable with alternative solutions. Low insertion losses of this type (i.e. 0.06 dB) can mean the difference between using a cost effective LED laser versus a high cost solid state laser thus reducing overall system cost. This connector system also offers the flexibility to mix optical connections with traditional power, signal, coax, and high voltage contacts.

For more information, visit www.connectpositronic.com.

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