Connector Corner

March 19, 2018

DEPLOYABLE EXPANDED BEAM INTERCONNECT

ExoBeam – EB-Tactical connectors utilize expanded beam technology to provide a non-contact fiber optic connection that is easily cleaned and more durable than connectors utilizing physical contact technology. ExoBeam is ideal for deploying in highly contaminated environments

ExoBeam is Radiall's Fiber Optic solution for deploying communication links in highly contaminated environments. With its hermaphroditic and robust design, ExoBeam connectors enable quick and high number of mating in the field.

ExoBeam offers a reliable, non-contact Fiber Optic connection that can be easily cleaned and is more durable than connectors utilizing physical contact technology. The robust connector housing is designed to MIL-DTL-83526/20 and /21 standards and is ideal for deploying in the field.

Expanded beam technology uses precision lenses to expand, collimate, and then refocus the light between two fiber cores.

The mated fiber optic connection is contactless, significantly reducing wear of the optical fibers in high mating applications. The sealed optical interface can be easily cleaned when exposed to fluid, mud or dust. Should any debris remain on the lens, the expanded optical transmission is less sensitive to the contaminant, and then makes ExoBeam ideal for use in highly contaminated environments.

Main performance:

  • Typical Insertion Loss: 1dB
  • Return Loss: >34dB on SM
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
  • Mating durability: 3000 cycles

Available in 2 or 4 channels, SM and MM, tactical cable assemblies will be delivered in reels to simplify the installation.

About Air Electro and Radiall Partnership:

Air Electro is an authorized Radiall distributor. With a 24h value—added assembly, we stock the largest ARINC 600 and ARINC 404 inventory. In addition to value added services, Air Electro offers the same day shipping on many additional “off the shelf products”

Originally posted: https://www.radiall.com/insights/november2017

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