FORT ATKINSON, Wis., - Fiber optics have become an integral part of the aviation industry. From communication systems, deck displays, and inflight entertainment used in commercial airliners; to flight planning, and sensor data fusion for weapon systems in military jets, it is central to all aircraft. Thanks to its capacity to transmit vast amounts of data at super-fast speeds, it can support the latest sophisticated technologies used in onboard applications, Liam Taylor reports for AviationPros. Continue reading original article.
The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
17 June 2022 -In addition to the bandwidth advantage, fiber optics are also versatile, compact and lightweight. Unlike legacy copper wiring, fiber optics with its lighter material composition and smaller connectors meet the demand for reduced SWaP (size, weight, and power) consumption required by today's aerospace and defense applications. In fact, cabling weight can be reduced by more than 90% and carry high-speed data 15 to 20 times further, which is especially beneficial for airborne system.
Fiber optics will continue to play a significant role in the future of avionics, therefore, maintaining its high performance is critical to its reliability. Without implementing cleaning procedures to guarantee optimal operation, uninterrupted connectivity and high-speed operation can be affected.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor