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Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Specifying a RF Fiber Optic Transport Solution

Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Specifying a RF Fiber Optic Transport Solution

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The global demand for expanded coverage, increased bandwidth, and flexible deployment architectures has brought fiber optic technologies to the forefront of commercial and defense communications architectures. This presentation will overview the latest advances in fiber optic technology and discuss design solutions/strategies as essential building blocks to augment advanced communications networks.

Why is this presentation important?

Fiber optic technology gives systems engineers and RF communication specialists the opportunity to rethink traditional coaxial waveguide based architectures. The last 20 years of fiber optic component design maturation has yielded fiber optic components and cabling that can extend Analog RF signal transmission to frequencies beyond 40 GHz and ranges to 100 km. Recent modernization of photonic based technologies, moreover, has generated application specific hardware targeting large-scale systems, such as SATCOM earth terminals and teleports, as well as small form factors like airborne UAV applications.

Seminar Topics/Agenda: 

  • Learn the fundamentals of RF fiber optic technology
  • Understand the various components available and how they function within a fiber optic network
  • Gain confidence in the performance benefits and fielded reliability of RF fiber optic technology
  • Discover how Microwave Photonic Systems products can support ground, maritime, and airborne communications networks
  • Review industry examples of fiber optic communication networks, from studio broadcast to airborne payload integration

Below are additional resource links for this subject that you may find helpful:

 High Spur Free Dynamic Range RF Photonic Links

 Optical Fiber Waveguides

 Tactical RF Photonic Communications

 Making Connections: Navigating Fiber Optic Cabling and Interconnection Requirements

Contact your local VMA field engineer today if you need help or have any additional questions:


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