Los Angeles S N A M E Meeting Discusses Shipboard Fiber Optics

A recent meeting of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects, held aboard the Princess Louise I, heard a paper entitled, "Fiber Optics for Shipboard Applications," by Donald Chambers, senior project engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company in Anaheim, Calif.

Members and guests listened attentively to the future of on-board electronics control of ships at sea.

The language and resistance to change barriers seem to hold somewhat against this new technology, but applications where only a simple addition of more powerful multiplexers to expand monitoring and control capabilities may hold the key to the fiber optics field. Mr.

Chambers also showed inherent advantages of lower cost, durability, and longer life of these new fiber optics systems.

The presentation was followed by a lively question and answer session, where specific applications were discussed.

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