Electromagnetically Forming a Seamless Niobium Radio Frequency (RF)
Not Available We propose to develop a family of modular components for a second-generation fiber optical cable plant that is optimized for aerospace and shipboard applications. Specifically, designs will be proposed for connectors, splices, break-out boxes, backplane interfaces and fiber optic couplers. These components will be designed to terminate fiber ribbon cables. Together, they will permit the creation of an OCP consisting of cables and harnesses that can be configured to satisfy the requirements for fiber optic interconnection. We intend to use etched silicon micromachined components for the multi-fiber positioners that will position the optical fibers and waveguides. For the break-out box, we intend to develop a prototype design that can accommodate both ribbon and simplex cables; we intend to produce and evaluate prototype hardware for this break-out box. For connector components, we intend to employ the floating contact concept to allow for realistic tolerances on the packaging components. We intend to offer additional design versions for the FOTRON Aerospace Bulkhead Connector: a right-angle version, an advanced polymeric composite version for lower cost and a four-cable version for greater number of optical channels with greater routing flexibility. We intend to provide an updated backplane connector design that will use the MFPs to accommodate both optical fiber and polymeric waveguides.
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Advanced Energy Systems, Inc.
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