NORTHROP GRUMMAN Space Systems has awarded a contract to Experior Laboratories for the testing of optical components for space applications.

Fiber Optic Testing Expansion

Experior Laboratories proudly announces the growth of our fiber optic testing operation with the 1,300 square foot expansion of our fiber optic test lab. Experior Labs’ fiber optic testing services span from optical components for communication networks around the globe, to military, aerospace and space applications. Experior Labs’ test capabilities include environmental exposure and performance assessment of passive and active optical components. Weight savings, EMI immunity and bandwidth needs drive fiber optic components deep into specialty applications for aerospace, space and satellite applications. Expanding our optical component testing infrastructure is a direct result of the ever so growing appetite for more bandwidth.

Experior Labs is proud to be a true partner to our clients, providing fiber optic expertise when it comes to understanding and furthering the reliability assessments of optical components. The qualification of fiber optic components is crucial to guarantee the reliability of our ever growing data networks.

Experior Labs’ fiber optics accreditations and certifications include ISO-17025:2017, MIL-STD-790 by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Verizon and UL LLC

Testing Capabilities:
• Icing
• Salt Spray
• Flammability
• Sand and Dust
• Thermal Shock
• Fluid Susceptibility
• IP Ingress Protection
• IK Impact Resistance
• Vibration and Shock
• Altitude and Pressure
• Tensile and Compression
• Temperature and Humidity
• Fiber Integrity or Flex, Twist and Pull
• And many more…

Experior Labs is approved for testing to the following Military, Aerospace and Shipboard component specifications:

MIL-PRF-29504 Specification for Fiber Optic Termini
MIL-PRF-49291 Specification for Fiber Optic
MIL-PRF-85045 Fiber Optic Cable Specification for Department of Defense Applications
MIL-PRF-28876 Specification for Fiber Optic Circulars Connector, Plug and Receptacle Style
MIL-DTL-38999 Specifications for Electrical Circular Connectors
MIL-PRF-64266 Next-Generation Fiber Optic Connector for Department of Defense Applications
MIL-C-83522 Specification for Fiber Optic Single Terminus (ST) Connectors
MIL-DTL-83526 Specification for Fiber Optic Circulars Connector, Hermaphroditic
ARINC 801 ARINC Specification 801 is intended to provide standardization of a fiber optic interconnect assembly, which is composed of a connector, fiber optic cable, and fiber optic termini for the air transport industry.
ARINC 802 ARINC Specification 802 is intended to provide standardization of fiber optic cable for the air transport industry.

Experior Labs is approved for testing to the following Telecommunications component specifications:

GR-326 Single Mode Optical Connectors
GR-1081 Field-Mountable Optical Fiber Connectors
GR-1435 Multi-Fiber Optical Connectors
GR-3120 Hardened Fiber Optic Connectors (HFOCs)
GR-3152 Hardened Multi-Fiber Optical Connectors (HMFOCs)
GR-20 Optical Fiber and Optical Fiber Cable
GR-409 Requirements for Premises Fiber Optic Cable
GR-2866 Optical Fiber Fanouts
GR-1209 Passive Optical Components
GR-1221 Reliability Assurance Requirements for Passive Optical Components
GR-449 Requirements and Design Considerations for Fiber Distributing Frames
GR-771 Requirements for Fiber Optic Splice Closures
GR-3123 Requirements for Indoor Fiber Distribution Hubs (FDHs)
GR-3125 Requirements for Outdoor Fiber Distribution Hubs
GR-3126 Wall Plates, Moldings, and Raceways that Support Fiber Optic Services (Including Fiber to the Premises [FTTP])
GR-3155 Requirements for Microducts for Fiber Optic Cables

Other Test Standards:

Fiber Optic Expertise

David Cohen, Ph. D.

David Cohen, Ph. D.

Engineering Manager

As Engineer Manager at Experior Laboratories, David Cohen assumes technical leadership for testing of all fiber optic components in both telecom and military/aerospace applications.

Prior to joining Experior Labs, David was the fiber optic scientist at Rifocs Corporation in charge of R&D. Later, as a founding member of the innovative startup nanoPrecison Products, David established and managed their high precision technology and product development center where he obtained many years of metrology experience developing novel high precision metal fiber optic component prototypes.

David has also published many peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, and patents in fiber-optic related fields. He holds a BS degree in Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

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