Characterization of Commercial Optical Fiber Cables for Space Flight Environments at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

5/23/00


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Characterization of Commercial Optical Fiber Cables for Space Flight Environments at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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Background

Optical Fiber Cable Definitions

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Characterization of Cable and Assemblies

Thermal Testing of COTS cables

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Optical Testing for Shrinkage From Thermal Cycling

Summary of Test Results and Cable Parameters from Generic Shrinkage Testing,

Thermal Optical Cable Testing Description and % Shrinkage Summary, 3m lengths, -55C to +125C, 20 min dwell,

Thermal Cycling Test Results COTS and Space Flight Cables

Thermal Cycling Length Shrinkage and Optical Performance Summary, -55C to +125C, 72 cycles

FODB COTS Application, MTP connector with 12 Channel FO Ribbon Cable Assembly

MTP Ribbon Cable Assembly Characterization 3 m length, 1300 nm

MTP Ribbon Cable Assembly Testing Summary

Radiation Effects on Optical Fiber

Test Index A: Tested at energies 0.5 MeV and 1.0 MeV B: Tested at energies 0.1 MeV, 0.5 MeV and 1.0 MeV *: indicates fiber tested at 1.5 MeV

Optical Fiber Tested For Radiation Induced Scintillation

Results of Electron Induced Scintillation Testing of Optical Fiber

Testing: Radiation Induced Attenuation of Spectran Hermetic Acrylate Rad Hard Fiber, BF0544, 0 to 215 Krads dose rate = 50 rads/min

Total Ionizing Dose Radiation Induced Attenuation on Lucent SFT Flight guide and Commercial 100/140/172 Optical Fiber

Total Dose Testing of Optical Fiber

Conclusion

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Author: melanie ott

Email: melanie.ott@gsfc.nasa.gov

Home Page: http://misspiggy.gsfc.nasa.gov/tva/mott.htm

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