Small and light internal space fiber optic connector
The Mini AVIM™ is a Diamond development for Exomars rover originally and has been standardized under ESCC 3420/001 Detail specification. Some variants of that specifications have been qualified under ESCC and can be found in the ESCC QPL site on escies.org.
The Mini AVIM™ connector has been developed after market request of a smaller and lighter version of our acclaimed AVIM™ connector for harsh environment, especially space applications. The Mini AVIM™ combines two leading edge technologies: the AVIM™ MILstyle ratchet system and the base construction of Diamond Micro Interface (DMI) connector.
Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) availability and economy backed by component availability from stock and quick turnaround of terminations and assemblies. The Mini AVIM™ is aligned precisely in rotation and therefore it can be used for both standard SM and MM fibers, as well as for PM technologies and multi-fiber ferrules or multi-core fibers.
Our Power Solution (PS) technology can also be applied to this connector lower the power density with a GRIN lens to improve resistance to power failure.
Harsh environment applications will range from Space to underwater, applying to mobile, avionics, shipboard, oil downhole, etc.
- Compact, small and lightweight
- Low loss thanks to Diamond Active Core Alignment (A.C.A.)
- High return loss thanks to Diamond polishing technique and A.C.A.
- Miniaturized MIL-style ratchet system with high vibration/shock resistance
- All Titanium – ZrO2 material for ultra low CTE mismatch
ESCC 3420/001 Mini-AVIM Detail specification
The Mini-AVIM has been successfully submitted to evaluation tests according to ESCC 2263420 and qualified according to ESCC standards for the Space Grade and against IEC 61753-2-1 cat. U. for the Commercial Grade.
ESCC standards can be found at escies.org
- Terminated connector (commercial, space grade and space qualified)
- Multi-fiber custom connector set and assembled terminations
- Mating adapters (commercial, space qualified)