1 Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 High-Speed Optical Communication, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 BAE Systems4 Airbus Deutschland5 GMV6 D-Lightsys7 Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores do Porto8 Astrium GmbH9 Gooch and Housego Ltd.10 Draka11 SQS Vláknová optika a.s12 AVoptics Ltd.13 Vivid Components14 SELEX Galileo S.p.A.15 AgustaWestland16 Technische Universität Ilmenau17 BAE Systems
Achieving affordable high speed fiber optic communication networks for airplane systems has proved to be challenging. In this paper we describe a summary of the EU Framework 7 project DAPHNE (Developing Aircraft Photonic Networks). DAPHNE aimed to exploit photonic technology from terrestrial communications networks, and then develop and optimize aircraft photonic networks to take advantage of the potential cost savings. The main areas of emphasis were on: multiplexing networks; providing standard components; simplifying installation; and reducing through life support costs. DAPHNE (fifteen partners from seven nations) finished in February 2013; and was supported by the European Commission?s Seventh Framework Programme, although the consortium members are continuing with in-house developments.
Proceedings of the Spie - the International Society for Optical Engineering, 2013, Vol 8720
Networks (circuits); Photonics; Aircraft
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SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing : Photonic Applications for Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments IV, 2013