Characterization and Requirements for New Aerospace Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies - Jumpers, End Face Geometry, Link Loss Measurement, and Inspection
|Publication Date:||1 May 2012|
To create a standard that instructs both supplier and user in the testing and characterization of initial build fiber optic cable assemblies for avionics/aerospace applications. This can be in the plant or in the avionics "box." It includes specification of jumpers (aerospace measurement quality jumpers), end faces, link loss requirements and inspection.
This document is intended to address inspection and testing of fiber optic cable assemblies at beginning of life (BOL). It is understood that the equipment described in this document is intended for use in a fabrication environment.
The purpose is to develop aerospace fiber optic standards for quality and testing of;
• Jumpers, measurement quality, for aerospace testing (AMQJs)
• End face geometry, examination of termination quality
• Link Loss measurement definition
• Inspection, end face finish, acceptability, cleanliness