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Title: Space-Environment Effects on Optical Cables
Authors: Hartmayer, R.
Jackson, S.
Johnston, A. R.
Issue Date: 12-Apr-1993
Citation: Orlando, Florida, USA
Abstract: Results obtained from the Long-Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) JPL fiber optics experiment, which remained in low-earth orbit for 5 3/4 years, are discussed to illustrate the effects of the adverse space environment on fiber optic cables. The results of tests performed on the ten fiber optic cable samples, flown on the LDEF, are then compared to data obtained from similar laboratory tests performed on currently available fiber optic cables. The effects of radiation exposure, temperature cycling, polymer aging, and micrometeoroid impacts on fiber optic cables applied in space are discussed.
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