ARINC FosRptMar21

Fiber Optics Subcommittee (FOS) Meeting Report, March 2021

Last Published: 
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Fiber Optics Subcommittee (FOS) Meeting Report. Meeting held March 24, 2021, online meeting.

The AEEC Fiber Optics Subcommittee (FOS) met to discuss airborne fiber interfaces, cables, and supporting material. Current projects include:

ARINC Project Initiation/Modifications (APIM)

The group is working under project APIMs for industry benefit:

  • APIM 18-001A: Developing a high-density fiber interface system intended for aircraft cabin use
  • APIM 20-001: Developing a high-density fiber interface system intended for a next generation aircraft Ku-Band and Ka-Band Satellite Communications (KSAT) system

This meeting focused solely on the need for a KSAT fiber interface to support a new cabin Satcom communications system.

Future Work

The next FOS Subcommittee meeting is scheduled for April 16, 2021. Details for future meetings for each of these topics can be found here: FOS Webpage.

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