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Military Media Converter Application Examples

Extend Distances to Radar Installations

The iConverter X21 serial to fiber converter enables controlling radar installations from remote distances by extending X21 and serial 530 Crypto Circuits over Fiber to SATCOM Antennas and Radar Installations. The iConverter X21 supports fiber links of up to 120km over single-mode fiber, and is wide temperature hardened for extreme environments.

Fiber to Radar Installation

Deploy Multiple Fiber Satellite Uplinks

Northrop Grumman is building a network-centric system for integrating sensors, shooters and battle management, command, control, communications and intelligence systems for Army Air and Missile Defense. The Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS) will allow warfighters to take advantage of expanded sensor and weapon system combinations via an integrated fire control network.

miConverter media converters are IBCS components that enable fiber optic connectivity between satellite equipment and workstations (portable laptops and/or desktops depending on locations).

In this application diagram, miConverter 18-module chassis with miniature miConverter media converters are deployed at a satellite uplink and at a facility with workstations. Sixteen fiber optic cables are run between the two locations, and cable transports 100Mbps Ethernet data for communications with other Army Air and Missile Defense vehicles and bases.

At the workstation facility, the media converters provide copper-to-fiber conversion for connectivity to PCs or laptop computers. At the satellite uplink, media converters provide fiber connectivity to sensors and communications devices with RJ-45 ports.

Satellite Fiber Uplinks

miConverter miniature media converters feature a compact form factor and support a wide temperature range of -40 to +60oC to provide a reliable and cost-effective fiber connectivity solution for military communications.

Extend Distances to Targets in Digital Training Ranges

This application example illustrates how to deploy Fiber-to-the-Target in a Digital Training Range. A FlexPoint 14-Module Chassis with 10/100 Media Converters enables up to fourteen fiber runs from a 10/100 copper switch in the control tower to digital target sensors on a training range.

Fiber to the Target

100Mbps dual or single-fiber is linked to FlexPoint 10/100 unmanaged media converters installed in NEMA enclosures at each target. The NEMA enclosure provides weather-proof durability, and FlexPoint media converters are hardended with an operating tempurature range of -40 to +75oC for deployments in severe environments.

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