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Title: Statistical Approach for Modeling Connectors in SI-POF Avionics Systems
The application of Plastic Optical Fibers (POF) as transmission medium in avionics systems requires the introduction of a number of connections that affect both the power budget and the system bandwidth. Additionally, the use of air-gap connectors in order to avoid fiber damage by physical contact through the vibrations induces statistically variable positional shifts that add to the already large variability present in POF based systems. Therefore, it is important to incorporate connector variability to obtain realistic simulation results of the performance of POF avionics links. Our aim here is to evaluate the impact of this variability on transmission properties by using a connector model that includes lateral and longitudinal offsets and performing Monte Carlo simulations of several avionics scenarios using a POF propagation matrix framework.
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International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
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National Science Foundation
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