HUBER+SUHNER Unveils Copperless Link to the Antenna




PFAFFIKON, SWITZERLAND — The new Direct GPS-over-Fiber (GPSoF) solution from HUBER+SUHNER facilitates a fiber optic connection to be made directly onto an antenna eliminating the need for a separate power line. This new capability has the potential to revolutionise the remote antenna application landscape by addressing power constraints at the remote end. This is expected to provide significant benefits to installations within the aerospace and defense markets.

Benefits of Fiber Optic Technology

Power-over-fiber eliminates power constraints by making use of available fiber optic backbones to deliver the required power to the antenna. This eliminates the need for external power sources at the remote end, whilst at the same time, adding all of the benefits of fiber optics into a conventional radio frequency link.

Supplying power to remote antenna locations is a common challenge in shelter and other command and control applications within the defense industry. “Our ability to support rapid deployments by reducing the amount of hardware and enhancing operational effectiveness by providing a truly copperless link, adds tremendous value to these types of applications,” highlights Dominik Ruckstuhl, new product introduction engineer at HUBER+SUHNER.

Robust Connection

Direct GPSoF employs laser safety features, which are compliant with the IEC laser standards.  The use of the Q-ODC connector ensures a ruggedised connection using single mode fibers, which enables link distances of up to 10km.

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