Aerospace & Defence

Fibre optic connectors withstand harsh environments

13th December 2018
Mick Elliott

Fibre optic connectors from Amphenol Fiber Systems International (FSI) are in stock at Mouser Electronics. Designed for use in harsh environments, the fiber optic connectors from Amphenol FSI can withstand extreme temperatures and are well suited for aerospace and military applications.

Amphenol FSI’s fibre optic connectors offer optical performance in a range of temperature and vibration conditions.

The connectors are designed to meet the rigorous standards and specifications required for use in military applications.

The ARINC 801 cylindrical fiber optic connectors are qualified to the commercial ARINC 801 specification for use in avionics and aircraft networks. The connectors are available in standard D38999 plug and receptacle shells and can withstand vibration levels of up to 300 GRMS.

Inserts are available to enable high-density arrangements of up to 32 channels.

Amphenol FSI’s next-generation connector (NGCON) series offers high-density packaging and genderless fiber optic termini. Compliant with the MIL-STD-64266 military standard, the NGCON fibre optic connectors deliver 500 cycles of multimode and single-mode durability.

The connectors feature M28876 coupling threads and D38999 rear accessory threads, as well as a removable alignment sleeve retainer for simplified maintenance.

An operating temperature range of minus 65 to 150 degrees C, are a feature of the M29504 connectors feature enabling their use in both naval and aerospace environments.

The high-precision fibre optic connectors are designed to fit into MIL-DTL-38999 Series III, pin-size 16 connectors, and are manufactured to comply with the rigorous MIL-PRF-29504D specification.

LC Field circular connectors are shock- and vibration-proof and provide IP68-rated protection against dust and fluids.

With no tools required for installation and no cabling operation necessary in the field, the LC Field connectors easily transform standard LC patch cords into environmental connectors.

These connectors target a broad range of harsh environment, military, and aerospace applications including railways, military radar, avionics, naval communications, and land tactical communications.

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