Harsh Environment Fiber Optic Components and Devices/Parts Global Market Forecast & Analysis
“The environments encountered by the components included in this analysis and forecast often require custom designed packaging, with much smaller quantities required, compared to packaging of components for conventional/commercial applications,” said Jeff D. Montgomery, chairman and founder of ElectroniCast Consultants –and the director of the study program. “The environmental extremes that must be accommodated are greater, there often is a need for minimizing size and weight, shock and vibration environments are more extreme,” Montgomery added.
According to ElectroniCast, the American region in 2009, led in global consumption of harsh environment fiber optic components with 53 percent relative market share ($328 million), as detailed in Figure 1. The European region held second-place and the Asia Pacific occupied third-place. “Over the 2009-2019 period, however, consumption of these components will expand faster in the European and the Asia Pacific regions,” Montgomery said.
Harsh Environment Defined Harsh Environment (HE) is defined, by ElectroniCast, as environment beyond the limits normally encountered by commercial telecom, datacom and commercial intra-equipment fiber data links; extremes of
- Temperature; above or below (-40 to +75) degrees C
- Shock and vibration
- Tensile strength (e.g., for fiber-guided missiles, tethered sensors, etc.)
- High electromagnetic or radio-frequency (EMI/RFI/EMP) interference
- Corrosive and/or solvent surroundings
- Atomic and other Radiation
- External pressure extremes
- Rough handling during installation/deployment
Necessary rough handling during installation or deployment also qualifies as a “harsh environment”.
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