OPTICAL-FIBER TRANSMISSION IN RAILROAD FUTURE?
Optical-fiber cables, in place of metallic conductors, offer the possibility of low transmission loss and immunity to external electrical interference. There is no radiation or interwire coupling, and a lower weight and smaller size than conventional cables. For data transmission it is reported that there is a considerable reduction in error rate over metallic conductors. The glass filaments send signals as pulses of light.
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Murphy-Richter Publishing Company20 North Wacker Driver
Chicago, IL United States 60606
- Publication Date: 1978-1
- Pagination: p. 56
- TRT Terms: Cables; Data communications; Inductive interference; Interference; Optical waveguides; Telecommunications
- Subject Areas: Materials; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00172017
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Progressive Railroading
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM