Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies for Space Flight Applications:
Issues and Remedies

Melanie Ott,,

Jeannette Plante,,
Swales Aerospace

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

February 19, 1997

This document was published by the SAE international/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
and presented at the World Aviation Congress in October 1997.

Table of Contents


Materials Used in Flight Grade Cables

Shrinking Cable Components

Strength Member Issues and Concerns

Fiber Coating Materials

Radiation Effects

Long Term Reliability

Summary and Definitions

References and Acknowlegement

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