- small form factor
- very low weight
- zero outgassing materials
- resistant to corrosion and high-temperatures
- PC or APC polish
- PM, SM or MM fibers up to 125 μm cladding
NANOXtreme® miniature connector for MIL-AERO applications
SEDI-ATI delivers a robust small form factor optical connector fully qualified for military and aeronautics applications where high levels of performance, compact dimensions, and low weight are critical.
The NANOXtreme® connector is an international first (is unique in that it is…)! It represents the very highest level of technical achievement (constitue une prouesse technique considérable). It provides high performance, maximum reliability and a high protection level for use in harsh environments, with a reduced size.
A miniature connector.
The NANOXtreme® connector is the smallest optical connector available on the MIL-AERO market. Indeed, it does not require any adaptor. It establishes a secure point-to-point optical connection as short as 22.6 mm in length and as small as 6.5 mm in diameter, for a very low weight of 3.55 g. As a result, it opens up a broad range of new opportunities to bring light in extremely complex and compact applications.
A smart design.
The NANOXtreme® connector is composed of stainless-steel materials and is available with either ceramic or metallic ferrules. Hence, it is suitable for either low-outgassing or high-temperature applications. Besides, its smart design accepts all types of single-mode and multimode fibers. Furthermore, it can be mounted with any type of fiber protections smaller than 1 mm in diameter, including hytrel, peek and metal tubing.
A ruggedized connector.
So far it has been qualified for operation under shocks and vibration conditions as well as under dynamic variations of the temperature from -55 °C to +125 °C, without affecting its performances. Therefore SEDI-ATI can guaranty variations of less than 1 dB in insertion loss. Besides, the NANOXtreme® connector is resistant to corrosive and vacuum environments.
Towards the future.
SEDI-ATI is currently conducting further in-depth qualifications in terms of resistance to extreme environments. The NANOXtreme® connector shall pass a salt-spray test. Undergoing severe tests are also being led in seismic, nuclear and geophysics conditions up to +200 °C. Finally, step by step testing and improvements are planned to progressively address more and more stringent applications.