Fiber Optics

Prerequisites

  • None

Course Outcome

Fiber optics are used in many cube sats and small sats.  This course will provide the reader with an overview of fiber optics. The context of the course will be to introduce and educate the reader on the subject while discussing points of interest and images associated with the topic.

Why Learn about Fiber Optics?

Fiber optics have a large capacity to carry high-speed signals over longer distances without repeaters than other types of cables. The information carrying capacity increases with frequency. Fiber optics are immune to Electromagnetic Interference since signals are transmitted as light instead of current. Thus, they can carry signals through places where Electromagnetic Interference would block transmission.

Syllabus

  1. Introduction to Fiber Optics
  2. Fiber Optics Explained
  3. Fiber Optics Workmanship & Tooling