(R) Guidelines for Testing and Support of Aerospace, Fiber Optic, Inter-Connect Systems
|Publication Date:||1 August 2018|
ARP5061A provides guidelines for optical performance testing of short haul fiber optic inter-connection systems used in aerospace vehicles. The focus of this document is to introduce the proper testing tools and establish common pre- and post-installation test methods and troubleshooting methodologies.
This document establishes guidelines applicable to test fiber media which includes fiber optic cables, connectors (simplex, multi-pin, and ribbon), passive and active elements affecting optical power distribution through inter-connect hardware. Where there is conflict between this document and the vehicle specification or contract, the vehicle specification or contract should take precedence. Where design is such that the methods herein cannot be implemented, users will submit relevant information or modifications to existing methods to the AS-3 Committee for review.