Moog Protokraft Lightning series fiber optic transceivers integrate multiple fiber optic transmitter and receiver functions into a MIL-DTL-38999 series III receptacle connector.
The electrical interface to the Lightning series optical transceivers is a ribbon coax to Samtec® EQCD high density cable assembly enabling SMT interconnection to a customer's backplane, motherboard or daughtercard. The D38999, series III shell provides a sealed optical interface that is water-tight to MIL-STD-810 / IP67 / NEMA-4x when mated.
The multimode optical fiber interface supports applications where copper cable link distance, bandwidth limitations, weight or bulk make twisted pair, coax, twinax or quadrax copper conductors unacceptable.
US Pat. # 7,093,985