FIBER OPTICS FABRICATION
Craig Technologies Aerospace Solutions (CTAS) fabricates the highest quality fiber optic harnesses and cable assemblies for a wide variety of applications built to customer specifications. We are certified to NASA STD 8739.5 and have a level B trainer on-site. Our technicians are skilled in connector termination and polishing and fusion splicing of both single and multi-mode fiber wire. Our fiber optic assemblies are 100% inspected to ensure fault free delivery of product using visual fault finding and digital light meters with available test result printouts provided to customer.
The use of fiber optic cable, assemblies and harnesses within Aerospace and DoD markets is rapidly growing, and CTAS is at the forefront of this technology. In addition to being smaller and lighter than copper, fiber optic cable transmits data over long distances much faster than copper. It is immune to radio frequency and electromagnetic interference, which are a threat to the integrity of the transmitted information.
Fiber optic interconnect solutions are ideally suited for high speed, high reliability, EMI/RFI immune, digital data transmission in harsh environment applications such as airborne avionics and computers, battlefield communications, and weapon systems.
Advantages to Using Fiber Optic Cable:
• Transmits cleanly over a further distance • High-voltage isolation • Can support wider bandwidths
• Decreased cost, size and weight • immune to interference and detection
CTAS offers a full range of fiber optic cable assemblies including fiber jumpers, connectorized assemblies, highly complex breakout assemblies, long length assemblies and fiber harnessing on racks, trays or other structures and terminates all common connector and terminal designs. CTAS offers industry-leading testing capabilities to guarantee unmatched assembly performance in the most demanding operating environments.
|• MIL-C-24308 (Subminiature D-sub)||• EN4165/ ARINC 809/ BACC65 (Rectangular)|
|• MIL-C-38999 (Mil-Circular)||• Quadrax (Ethernet)|
|• MIL-C-5015 (Mil-Circular)||• RJ45 & RJ11 (Communications)|
|• MIL-C-26482 (Mil-Circular)||• ABS (Airbus Circular & Rectangular)|
|• MIL-C-26500 (Mil-Circular)||• BACC (Boeing Circular & Rectangular)|
|• ARINC 404 & 600 Rack & Panel||• EN (European Norm Circular & Rectangular)|
FIBER OPTIC MARKET APPLICATIONS
Fiber optic cable is 10-15 times lighter than equivalent copper solutions (and costs less as well). When weight and cost savings are a priority, fiber optics offer engineers a lighter, more cost-effective alternative for data transmission.
In the presence of an ever increasing cyber threat, fiber optics afford a greater degree of security over copper. Fiber optic solutions are fielded in some of the most sensitive applications, from missile defense systems to homeland security.
In the data-rich world we inhabit, applications like 4K video are continuing to drive demand for increased bandwidth. Fiber optics offer increased bandwidth (significantly greater information carrying capacity) over copper cabling. Typical bandwidths for multimode fibers are between 200 and 600 MHz•km, and > 10 GHz•km for single mode fibers. Typical values for electrical conductors are 10 to 25 MHz•km.
Because fiber optics are immune to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and emit no radiation, our fiber optic solutions are ideal for electrically “noisy” environments. Whether it be electromagnetic systems or flight-critical applications, CTAS can build the right fiber optic solution to ensure data integrity is maintained.
Because optical fiber has lower attenuation than copper conductors, it is ideal for applications where loss due to long transmission distances would otherwise be prohibitive. This allows for longer cable runs and fewer repeaters. As an example, the distance limitation for 1G over copper is approximately 100m, whereas 1G can be transmitted up to 100km over fiber.