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ARINC 818 tackles tough sensor fusion issues - Story

March 20, 2009
Sensor fusion systems continue to proliferate in military applications like surveillance, target tracking, and missile defense, but they bring their share of system-level challenges such as sensor synchronization, cabling weight, distance restrictions, and EMI. The authors discuss how ARINC 818 (Avionics Digital Video Bus) can be used as a flexible sensor interface to solve these system-level issues. Additionally, a bidirectional ARINC 818 system architecture scheme for time multiplexing multiple sensors onto a single fiber and implementing a return-path for sensor command and control is described.
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