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GPSoF fibre optic link provides power to antenna

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By Nick Flaherty

Huber+Suhner (Herisau, Switzerland) has launched the first Direct GPS-over-Fibre (GPSoF) system to establish a fibre optic connection to an antenna that also provides the necessary operating voltage. his will bring significant benefits to aerospace and defense installations.

Power-over-Fibre eliminates power supply limitations by using the available fiber backbones to deliver the required operating voltage to the antenna. This eliminates the need for external power sources at the remote end while integrating all the benefits of fiber into a traditional high frequency link. “Our solution requires less hardware and no copper cables. This accelerates the installation and increases the efficiency in operation, an enormous added value for such applications,” said Dominik Ruckstuhl from Huber+Suhner.

Direct GPSoF has safety features that comply with IEC laser standards. The use of the Q-ODC connector ensures a robust connection with single-mode fibres, enabling connection distances of up to 10 km.

More information: https://www.hubersuhner.com/en


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