September 4 2019: Switzerland-headquartered HUBER+SUHNER has unveiled the world's first copper-less fibre optic connection directly to the antenna eliminating the need of a separate power line. This could arguably revolutionise remote antenna applications by eliminating power constraints.
The name of the game is Power-over Fibre and the Huber+Suhner Direct GPS-over-Fiber (GPSoF) solution from is the first of its kind. 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.
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.
More about the Direct GPSoF solution and other offerings in the RF-over-Fibre(RFoF) Series here
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