Commercial aircraft are adopting more electric technology which requires electrical power. The copper wiring that powers flight control systems and sensors is subject to electromagnetic interference (EMI), and may present a spark hazard near combustible materials. Residual current after lightning strikes can also impact sensors and flight controls.
Electric power delivered over fiber optic cable can electrically isolate sensors and flight controls for safe, reliable delivery of power to critical systems. LaserMotive’s Power over Fiber technology can deliver electrically-isolated power for sensors and actuators throughout an airplane.