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This volume includes three projects which carried out work in the area of airborne systems and equipment technology. In the optical data transmission (ODT) project a comprehensive effort was undertaken to evaluate the optical approach for data transmission onboard aircraft. Owing to their decentralized systems future aircraft will require high integrity, high speed and above all electromagnetically passive data transmission systems. The project included development of fibre optic data links, system topologies and the assessment of the appropriate power budget together with simulations, laboratory tests and flight demonstration of fibre optic networks. The aim of the complementary NOSCA project was to develop optical fibre sensors for the measurement of pressure and acceleration. The sensors were defined, designed, assembled and successfully tested in the laboratory environment. In terms of networking, the coherence multiplexing technique was implemented and the development of a specific processing technique (software and hardware aspects) permitted the recovery of multiplexed information from different sensors without drastic crosstalk effects. The IMAGES project dealt with the definition of the functionalities of avionic oriented executive software in the context of integrated modular avionics, and with the usability of ADA language for avionic applications.

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Authors: GARCIA M (EDITOR), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15497 EN (1995) 143pp., FS
Availability: Available from John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Baffins Lane, Chichester PO19 1UD (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 0-471-95362-8
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