XiOptics Mil-PRF-29504 qualified optical termini solutions are available
for either Mil-C-38999 or
ARINC 600/404 connector systems.
Mil-T-29504 /4 and /5 termini
are offered as fully qualified DLA/DSCC listed QPL Mil-T-29504 termini and as lower cost COTS (commercial) versions of the qualified
military product for Mil-DTL-38999 connectors.
These rugged termini can be placed into any size 16
cavity in any selected Mil-DTL-38999 connector.
Mil-T-29504 /6 and /7 termini are offered as optical
interconnect solutions to customers desiring to
utilize optical pathways within the same ARINC 600/404 gang as
electrical or RF contacts . These termini can be placed into any
size 16 cavity in any ARINC gang insert..
termini are unique in two areas. Their design and its
materials of construction. In all cases our
products are fully compliant and qualified to the stringent Mil-PRF-29504
specification requirements. XiOptics is the only manufacturer of M29504 termini to have successfully qualified product for use in single mode optical fiber applications.
- Body Materials: XiOptics uses only precision machined and passivated stainless
steel in all metallic components. This ensures compatibility with all connector
platforms as well as providing users absolute surety of non-corrosive products.
- Compression Springs: XiOptics uses only the finest pre-set stainless steel
springs. This ensures that the product performs after hundreds of mating cycles
exactly as it performed on its first cycle.
- Ceramic Components: XiOptics has partnered with the worlds leading supplier of
precision ceramic ferrules. Our ferrules have concentricity and diametric tolerances
controlled within a half of a micron (.00002 of an inch) and incorporate manufacturing
technologies developed for the high volume ceramics manufactured for the
telecommunications industry. XiOptics uses ferrules that are align fibers
within the ferrule structure approximately 4 times more accurately than
competing designs. This improvement results in insertion loss values that
are not only typically lower but also more stable during product lifetimes.
The final benefit of our products are in the area of termination. Our
products are the latest generation designs and features the newest release Mil-T-29504 Style
2 fiber jacket material termination method. XiOptics introduction and qualification of Style 2 termini removes the need for messy external adhesive application
or the use of heat shrink tubing as found on our competitors Style 1 designs. Style 2 M29504 products mirror modern termination methods used for most modern
telecommunications connector solutions on the market such as LC, SC and ST. Hence,
cable harness manufacturers are more familiar and comfortable with terminating our
product configuration than other older designs. Termination and finishing is performed
using the latest fiber termination methodologies including fast and easy thermal cure
epoxy systems. Once terminated our termini do not require cumbersome heat shrink
sleeving or other auxiliary guide features to capture strength member aramid yarns. The end result is a better performing, more cost efficient and more reliable fiber termination solution
does make available Type 1 products for those
customer who wish to utilize those style products on