Tactical Network Solutions

Amphenol is the world leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of high-performance interconnect systems for military and commercial aerospace harsh environment applications. Amphenol provides an unparalleled product breadth, from military specification connectors to customized high-speed board level interconnects; from flexible to rigid printed circuit boards; from backplane systems to completely integrated assemblies. Key markets supported are avionics, radar, communications, ordnance, missiles, engines, ground vehicles and tanks, space, and all levels of aviation. Amphenol is a technology innovator that designs to meet customers’ needs from program inception.

CTOS

CTOS

CTOS and CTOL series are robust optical connectors for rapid deployment of high-speed transmission links under harsh environments. The hermaphroditic mating makes it possible to “daisy chain” cable assemblies without using any interconnect adapters. The specific lens design guarantees a large beam diameter and a low loss connection, less sensitive to dirt and dust. A specific front design and ergonomic keys ensure blind mating. The flat protective window mounted On shock absorbers provides an easy to clean surface for improved performances and protection. CTOS and CTOL harnesses are easily and cost effective field maintainable with the FTOS splice kit. Amphenol unique CTOS and CTOL design have already gained worldwide acceptance in the ground military using. CTOS has been qualified by NATO according to STANAG 4290 requirements. These products are also widely used in geophysical, civil safety, railway, broadcast and industrial markets. In the CTOS, 1, 2 or 4 channels are inserted in a small size design (o.d. 38mm). CTOL is a CTOS larger version up to 8 channels (o.d. 52mm). CTOL is intermateable with CTO, the first expanded beam connectors version.
• Hermaphroditic interface with rapid ramp coupling
• Design for gloved handling and blind mating in difficult conditions
• Large expanded beam
• Anti-reflective protective window easily reached and cleaned
• The rubber ergonomic shell allows an easy handling with or without gloves and ensures a high protection against shocks
• Up to 8 channels
• Cost effective field repairs
• Multimode Wavelength 850 - 1300 nm (Z version);1300 nm (Y version)
• Singlemode Wavelength 1300 - 1550 nm (W version)

AXOS

AXOS

The Amphenol AXOS fiber optic expanded beam is a miniature, hermaphroditic and cost effective alternative to other expanded beam connectors, offering a robust and protected optical connection in a small size (OD 27 mm). This allows the user to establish a variable length aisy-chain link in both indoor and outdoor applications. The beam diameter makes the connection resistant to environmental contamination, temperature variations and humidity, while the design facilitates easy cleaning of the mechanical and optical connector parts.
Features
• 1, 2 or 4-channel plugs and receptacles with protective plastic caps
• Hermaphroditic interface with rapid ramp coupling
• Protective window to ensure an easy cleaning of the optical device
• Moving coupling nut allows cleaning the front mechanical parts
• Anti-corrosion metal body with ergonomic protective rubber shell
• Termination and maintenance tool kits available
Drums and accessories available
Specifications
Description Measurement/Detail
Insertion Loss 1.5 dB typically; 2 dB max @ 1300 nm 1.6 dB typically/2.5 dB max @ 850 nm
Operational Wavelength 850 nm and 1300 nm
Fiber Size 50/125 and 62.5/125 μm
Cable Type 4 to 7 mm
OD tactical tight structure
Durability 2500 mating cycles
Operating Temperature -40°C +85°C

TACBEAM

TACBEAM

Amphenol offers a MIL-PRF-83526/20A & /21A compliant expanded beam rugged fiber optic connector for military and industrial applications. TACBeam® is hermaphroditic, which facilitates the concatenation of multiple cable assemblies to support varying distance requirements. The connector is available in both single mode and multimode versions, can be configured to support one to four fiber optic channels using a common insert and has been designed to accept a wide variety of cables to suit any application.
Features
• Supports both multimode and single mode fiber
• Expanded beam technology is less susceptible to dust and debris
• Monolithic insert design facilitates cleaning
• Hermaphroditic design enables daisy-chaining of cable assemblies to support varying distances
• Non-contacting interface allows thousands of mating cycles
Specifications
Description Measurement/Detail
Insertion Loss ≤2.0 dB multimode,
≤2.5 dB single mode
Return Loss ≥-31.0 dB mated,
≥-34.0 dB unmated
Mating Durability >2000 cycles
Operating Temperature -46°C to 71°C
Transit Temperature -54°C to 71°C
Storage Temperature -57°C to 85°C

TFOCA

TFOCA

The TFOCA connector is a hermaphroditic design utilized for tactical deployable communications systems. This genderless characteristic allows for concatenations of cable assemblies without regard for connector interface compatibility. The ruggedized connector and housing will withstand the repeated handling and mating cycles typically required for rapid fiber optic cable deployment and retrieval in a tactical environment.
Features
• Hermaphroditic design ideal for deployable conditions
• Replacement for US Army and US Marine Corps legacy TFOCA (AT&T)
• Multimode
• Field maintainable and repairable
• Biconic termini
Benefits
• The TFOCA’s unique design and environmentally protected construction provide protection from high compressive and tensile loads. Seals at every interface ensure outstanding resistance to moisture penetration. The cable termination is designed to firmly anchor the cable Kevlar® strength members to the connector housing without special tooling. The AFSI TFOCA connectors can be terminated and repaired in the field using existing US Army equipment or the AFSI TFOCA Termination Kit (P/N KTBK7000).

TFOCA-II/III

TFOCA-II/III

TFOCA-II® 4-Channel
TFOCA-II® 12-Channel
TFOCA-II® EX
TFOCA-III®
The heart of the TFOCA-II® family of deployable fiber optic connectors centers on the TFOCA-II® sealed free floating termini. The unique termini design enables TFOCA-II® connectors to seal against high humidity and moisture conditions while allowing full axial and orbital movement of the mated termini, providing low insertion loss and minimal back reflection.
Features
• Hermaphroditic design for versatility, enables multiple TFOCA-II® plug assemblies to be concatenated
• Removable end cap, allows for easy field maintenance and cleaning
• 4-channel connector design, two fold improvement over TFOCA with better optical performance
• 12-channel connector design - six fold channel increase over TFOCA with better optical performance
• TFOCA-II® EX connector to provide fiber optic connectivity in Zone 1 and Zone 21 hazardousenvironments. AFSI was awarded an ATEX certification number (09ATEX1033X) from Sira for its fiber optic 4-channel TFOCA-II® hermaphroditic plug and receptacle connectors.
• 6 & 24-channel connector design is ideal for highdensity harsh environment applications
• Improved cable retention strength, designed to meet 400 lb pull strength while protecting fibers from stress
• Zn-Ni plating, provides substantial longevity to corrosive environments. Meets new mandate set by the Environmental Protection Agency for eliminating heavy metal plating
• Commercial ceramic ferrule technology, enables TFOCA-II® connector to provision multimode and single mode interconnect with a variety of polished including SPC and UPC
• Solid core alignment sleeves, more robust than split alignment sleeves
• Hermaphroditic dust cap, plug and/or receptacle dust caps connect together to prevent dust and moisture penetration during deployable conditions
• Field repairable using existing parts, additional connector components (other than termini) are not required to perform field repair
• Also available in stainless steel and brass, allowing the connector to be used in a variety of applications

mTACh

mTACh

Features
• Hermaphroditic design facilitates concatenation
• Single mode and multimode versions
• Compact size
• Multiple finishes and materials available
• RoHS compliant
• Environmentally sealed
• 2000 mating cycles durability

Performance
• Insertion loss (SM or MM): -0.75dB max

Ethernet Switches & CTOS Media Converters

Ethernet Switches & CTOS Media Converters

Our Ethernet Switches, the heart of the network, meet the following standards:
MIL-STD-810 (environment)
MIL-STD-461 (EMI)
MIL-STD-704 or MIL-STD-1275 (power)
Our range of Media Converters and Connectors Adapters:
Ethernet Copper/Fiber optic
Ethernet/CAN Bus
RJ45/Quadrax adapters
RJ45 and USB/38999 adapters
Our Network Design is 100% secure for data transmission with:
MIL-STD standards compliance Resistant components selected to support extreme conditions

TACBeam® FOM

TACBeam® FOM

Amphenol offers the TACBeam® Fiber Optic Modem (FOM) to provide optical-electrical (O-E) and electricaloptical (E-O) conversion for harsh environments. This stand-alone unit features ruggedized optical transceivers integrated in a compact housing with single or dual T1 RJ48 electrical interfaces and TACBeam® 4-channel expanded beam connector. The TACBeam® FOM’s compact size also significantly reduces the footprint devoted to O-E and E-O conversion. The standard TACBeam® FOM provides conversion for G.703 T1 (1.544Mb/s) electrical signals via a standard RJ-48 to multimode optical signals via TACBeam®. The TACBeam® is compliant to the M83526/20 & /21 specification and uses expanded beam technology to reduce the impact of particulate matter on the optical performance. Expanded beam technology also facilitates the cleaning of the connector, reducing maintenance costs and improving up-time. Because the connector faces do not touch, the TACBeam® can be mated/demated more frequently than traditional physical contact connectors. Features
• Effortlessly converts systems to fiber optics (longer distances, EMI/RFI immunity, lighter weight) without major system design/redesign
• Compact size significantly reduces O-E/E-O conversion compared to traditional discrete designs
• Harsh environment transceivers support extended temperature range and military vibration/shock requirements
• Converts single or dual T1 signals (two or four fibers)
• Compliant with MIL-PRF 83526/20 & /21 optical interface and G.703 T1 electrical interface
• Expanded beam technology decreases the impact of particulate matter on optical performance, lowers maintenance costs and increases up-time

MediaTAC

MediaTAC

Amphenol offers MediaTac harsh environment fiber optic active cable assemblies for oil & gas land seismic and military applications. Active cable assemblies allow equipment manufacturers to enjoy the advantages of fiber optics (lighter weight, longer distances, higher bandwidth, and EMI immunity) over copper without needing to redesign their external interfaces. The MediaTac supports bi-directional operation and can provide full duplex transport of 10/100 BaseT Ethernet over one single mode or multimode fiber. In addition, the unit can be configured to support simplex (one single mode or multimode fiber) or full duplex over two single mode or multimode fibers. The unit is equipped with a universal adapter plate, allowing the user to select a simple cable entry or various fiber optic connector interfaces (mTACh,TFOCA-II®,TACBeam®), depending upon requirements. Ideal for extended outdoor use, the MediaTac is sealed to IP68 and is equipped with a sacrificial anode used to protect a submerged MediaTac from corrosion. The unit can be specified with rugged tactical or Amphenol’s ArmorLite rodent-resistant fiber optic cable.
Features
• Active plug eliminates system redesign when converting to fiber optic transport
• Extensive sealing and sacrificial anode allows the unit outdoor exposure indefinitely
• Supports simplex or full duplex transport over a single fiber
• Supports single mode or multimode fiber
• Auto-configurable 10/100 Base T
• Universal adapter plate allows straight cable entry or your choice of harsh environment connector types

TFOCA-II® Fiber Optic Modem

TFOCA-II® Fiber Optic Modem

Amphenol offers the TFOCA-II® Fiber Optic Modem (FOM) to provide optical-electrical (O-E) and electricaloptical (E-O) conversion for harsh environments. This stand-alone unit features ruggedized optical transceivers integrated into a compact housing with 10/100/1000 Ethernet electrical interface and TFOCA-II® connector. The “plug and play” unit allows systems engineers to effortlessly convert their systems to take advantage of the benefits of fiber optics without the need to design and develop harsh environment fiber optic transceivers and associated electronics. Also, the TFOCA-II® FOM’s compact size significantly reduces the footprint devoted to O-E and E-O conversion using discrete components. The standard TFOCA-II® FOM supports conversion for 10/100/1000 (auto adaptable) Ethernet providing up to 1.0Gb/s transport over 10 miles using single mode fiber. The unit incorporates TFOCA-II® field-proven connector (US Army standard fiber optic connector) with hundreds of thousands of units deployed. The rugged four-channel TFOCA-II® is hermaphroditic, allowing the user to easily concatenate cable assemblies in the field to meet the required length.
Features
• Effortlessly converts systems to fiber optics (longer distances, EMI/RFI immunity, lighter weight) without major system design/redesign
• Compact size significantly reduces O-E/E-O conversion compared to traditional discrete designs
• Harsh environment transceivers support extended temperature range and military vibration/shock requirements
• Supports single mode or multimode operation
• Supports single or dual auto-adaptable 10/100/1000 Ethernet O-E/E-O conversion
• Compliant with IEEE 802.3
• Field-proven TFOCA-II® connector

DRUMS

DRUMS

Amphenol can offer a wide range of tactical cable drums designed to cater for deployable harsh environment optical links. Drums are available in a variety of applications, sizes, materials, accessories, and for various diameters and lengths of cable.

Tactical Cable Assemblies

Tactical Cable Assemblies

Amphenol builds custom cable assemblies for virtually any applications. Our stringent quality system, certified to MIL-STD-790, ensures the highest levels of workmanship and performance available today in each and every cable assembly built. In addition to 100% optical performance testing, Amphenol also provides value-added services such as thermal cycling, high-temperature aging, and other postbuild environmental testing.
• Expanded Beam, Lens and Window technology
• Stainless steel and rubber protection
• Hermaphroditic & easy daisy chaining
• Singlemode & Multimode option
• Ethernet & RF compliant
• STANAG 4290 compliant