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Souriau Fibre Optics

Souriau is a market leader in the design and manufacture of optical connectors for harsh environments. Today’s technology for airborne and military equipment is getting more and more complex, requiring the management of an increasing flow of information at greater speeds combined with the necessity to achieve savings in size and weight. Souriau offers a wide range of ruggedized fibre optic solutions for high speed networks in harsh environments, such as military, aerospace and rail.

 

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Harsh Environment Connectors

Fibre Optic Termini

Cable Assemblies and Patch Cords

Maintenance and Accessories

 

Harsh Environment Fibre Optic Connectors

MIL-DTL-38999 Connector:

  • Elio high density insert with up to 24 size 16 cavity single-mode or multi-mode Elio contacts.
  • Standard MIL-DTL-38999/EN3645 shells without shielding ring (aluminium, composite, stainless steel, bronze).
  • Environmental performance as per EN4531 based on MIL-DTL-38999/EN3645.
  • Temperature range: - 65°C to +125°C (cable limitation).

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III with AQ Adaptor for #8 cavities

MIL-DTL-38999 with AQ Adaptor for #8 cavities:

  • Elio AQ adaptor enables an Elio or Eliobeam contact to fit in any #8 cavity.
  • Mix optical and electrical signals in the same insert.
  • Compatible with standard MIL-DTL-38999 Series III/EN3645 connectors.
  • Environmental performance as per MIL-DTL-38999 and EN3645 standard.
  • Temperature range: - 65°C to +150°C (cable limitation).

 

38999 with AQ Adaptor Datasheet

Arinc 801 Connector

Arinc 801 Connector:

  • Arinc 801 contacts in standard MIL-DTL-38999/EN3645 shells.
  • Environmental performance as per EN4531 based on MIL-DTL-38999/EN3645.
  • Temperature range: - 65°C to +125°C (cable limitation)

 

 

Arinc 801 Datasheet

838 Elio Connectors

838 Elio Connector:

  • Sealed and screw mating circular connector with 8 contacts. Derived from 838 series.
  • Optical technology from aerospace.
  • Halogen free.
  • Field proven shells for 20 years with fibres. Approved by ABB. Std: BN 411 012, IEC 77 and IEC 571.
  • Many types of back shells. High retention system.

838 Elio Datasheet

VGE1 Elio Connectors

VGE1 Elio Connector:

  • Shell derived from VG 95234 and MIL-DTL-5015.
  • Railway qualified shell, out door equipment.
  • Easy assembly and maintenance, with fast mating and high reliability level.
  • 4 to 12 way single-mode or multi-mode contacts with 100 mating cycles.
  • Reverse bayonet locking.
  • IP67 with appropriate back shell

VGE1 Elio Datasheet

ARINC Connectors

Arinc 600 Series Connector:

  • Use with Elio multi-mode contact and Elio AQ Adaptor for Quadrax #8 cavities.
  • Compatible with standard Arinc 600 Souriau connector.
  • Designed to ensure Elio contact optical performances.
  • Possibility to mix optical and electrical contacts.
  • Temperature range: -65°C to +125°C (cable limitation).

 

Arinc 600 Datasheet

UTS Connector Series with LC or MPO contacts

UTS Connector Series with LC or MPO contacts:

  • LC or MPO Contacts.
  • Secure and quick locking.
  • Environmental aerial and buried seal.
  • Long life warranty.
  • Robust field handling.
  • Optical contact multi-sourcing.

UTS Series MPO Datasheet

UTS Series LC Datasheet

Back-shells for 38999 (8D) Series

Back-shells for 38999 (8D) Series:

  • The Elio contact has a specific mating sequence: the cable moves back during the mating. To avoid the mating sequence being disturbed and to ensure the best optical performances, Souriau has developed a dedicated back-shell range for MIL-DTL-38999 Series III/EN3645 Elio connectors.
  • There are 4 types of back-shell available. They are compatible with standard electrical MIL-DTL-38999 Series III/EN3645 rear interface.

38999 Back-shell Datasheet

Back-shells for VGE1 Elio

Back-shells for VGE1 Elio:

  • The Elio contact has a specific mating sequence: the cable moves back during the mating. To avoid the mating sequence being disturbed and to ensure the best optical performances, Souriau has developed a dedicated back-shell range for VGE1 Elio connectors.
  • There are 2 types of back-shell available: Straight long version with conduit adaptor and straight long version with cable gland.

VGE1 Elio Back-shell Datasheet

 

Fibre Optic Termini

ELIOBEAM Expanded Beam Termini

Eliobeam Expanded Beam Termini:

  • Contact size equivalent to a #16 contact.
  • Anti-rotation of the contact for better vibration withstanding and optical performance.
  • Boot-grommet for rear sealing and protection of the cable against excessive bending.
  • Compatibility with loose and tight structure cables.
  • High level optical performance even after ageing.
  • Bayonet locking system: no tool needed for mounting/dismounting.
  • Compatible with single-mode and multi-mode cables.

Eliobeam Datasheet

Elio Multi-Mode Termini

Elio Multi-Mode Termini:

  • Robust spring-loaded UPC polish multi-mode optical contact using ST style ferrule, diameter 2.5mm.
  • Contact size equivalent to a size 16 contact.
  • Anti-rotation of the contact for better vibration withstanding and optical performance.
  • Boot-grommet for rear sealing and protection of the cable against excessive bending.
  • Bayonet locking system: no tool needed for insertion/extraction.
  • Easy cleaning of the contact, no part to remove.
  • Sealed contact without back-shell (IP67).

Elio MM Datasheet

Elio Single-Mode Termini

Elio Single-Mode Termini:

  • Robust spring-loaded UPC polish single-mode optical contact using ST style ferrule, diameter 2.5mm.
  • Contact size equivalent to a size 16 contact.
  • Anti-rotation of the contact for better vibration withstanding and optical performance.
  • Boot-grommet for rear sealing and protection of the cable against excessive bending.
  • Bayonet locking system: no tool needed for insertion/extraction.
  • Easy cleaning of the contact, no part to remove.
  • Sealed contact without back-shell (IP67).

Elio SM Datasheet

Arinc 801 Termini

Arinc 801 Termini:

  • Genderless compact 1.25mm Zirconia ceramic ferrule.
  • Single-mode or multi-mode support.
  • Same insertion and extraction tool as electrical contact size 16.
  • Loose structure and tight buffer cable support.

Arinc 801 Termini Datasheet

Patch Cords

Elio AQ Adapter:

  • Enables the Elio contact to fit in any size 8 Quadrax cavities in several types of connectors.
  • Compatible with standard MIL-DTL-38999 Series III/EN3645 connectors.
  • Mix optical and electrical signals in the same standard connector.
  • No tool needed for contact installation. Easy to clean.
  • Male Insert Part No: ELIOAQ6PB, Female Insert Part No: ELIOAQ6SB

Elio AQ Adapter Datasheet

 

Cable Assemblies and Patch Cords

Patch Cords

Patch Cords:

  • Souriau offers a wide range of optical contacts that can be terminated.
  • From standard commercial connectors and contacts, such as LC, ST or SC, up to mil aero products with Elio or Arinc 801 contacts.

Patch Cords Datasheet

Cable Assemblies

Cable Assemblies:

Military or aerospace jumpers, highly exposed to extreme acceleration, deceleration with shock, vibration and environmental constraints like dust and contaminant, are a perfect example where know-how and experience are key to providing a cost-efficient and sustainable solution.


Cable Assemblies Datasheet

 

Maintenance and Accessories

Elio Coupler

Elio Coupler:

  • The Elio coupler is a tool used to measure optical losses of multimode and single-mode Elio jumpers without introducing a bias in the measurement due to the connector’s influence and without having to pull on the cable to remove the contact from the tool.
  • Delivered with dust caps. NOT FOR USE IN FLIGHT.
  • Part number: ELIOTELIOA

Elio Coupler Datasheet

Elio Coupler

Elio Mechanical Splice:

  • Elio sealed contacts terminated with the Elio cabling kit and connected through the Elio mechanical sleeve is a reliable and sealed solution to repair damaged optical links.
  • Part number: ELIOELIO.
  • Note: Heatshrink boot and Elio contacts to be ordered separately.

Elio Splice Datasheet

Elio Cleaning Pen

Elio Cleaning Pen:

  • Standard cleaning pen for 2.5mm ceramic termini.
  • Simple pushing motion to engage tool.
  • Audible CLICK to alert operator when tool is fully engage.
  • Dry & large cleaning strand eliminates the need for solvents to be effective
  • Contaminates such as alcohol, water, skin oil, vegetable and hand lotion residue as well as graphite and t-shirt lint are lifted from the connector end face.

Elio Cleaning Pen Datasheet

Elio Insertion & Extraction Tool (Boot)

Elio Insertion & Extraction Tool (Boot):

  • The insertion and extraction tool for Elio contact with boot is compatible with previous and new Elio contact versions.
  • Part Number: 80WV0059A.

Elio Extraction Tool Datasheet

Elio Insertion & Extraction Tool (No Boot)

Elio Insertion & Extraction Tool (No Boot):

  • The insertion and extraction tool for Elio contact without boot is compatible with previous and new Elio contact versions.
  • Part Number: 80WV0060A

Elio Extraction Tool Datasheet

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III/EN3645 Male Filler Plug

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III/EN3645 Male Filler Plug:

  • Part Number: ELIOAFPP

38999 Male Filler Plug Datasheet

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III/EN3645 Female Filler Plug

MIL-DTL-38999 Series III/EN3645 Female Filler Plug:

ARINC 600 Series, for Quadrax #8 cavities – Male Dummy Contact

Arinc 600 Series, for Quadrax #8 cavities – Male Dummy Contact:

  • Part Number: ELIOA001

Male Dummy Contact Datasheet

ARINC 600 Series, for Quadrax #8 cavities – Female Dummy Contact

Arinc 600 Series, for Quadrax #8 cavities – Female Dummy Contact:

  • Part Number: ELIOA002

Female Dummy Contact Datasheet

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