Fiber Optic Terminations & Installation

NASA STD 8739.5

This course is usually offered every three months for both initial Certification and Recertification but not in the same month. The Fiber Optic Terminations course trains personnel in the methods and techniques required to fabricate, test, and inspect reliable quality fiber optic terminations for space flight hardware, mission critical ground support, and elements thereof. This course provides the student with the theory and hands-on training to the requirements of NASA STD 8739.5.

Prerequisite: Vision Exam

This prerequisite pertains to Module 6 in the Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies IPC and the NASA-STD-8739 series of courses, with the exception of: Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control - NASA-STD-8739.7.

All students must meet the following vision test requirements as a prerequisite to training (certification and/or recertification). The vision requirements may be met with corrected vision. Results of the examination shall be maintained and available for review.

Vision Type Requirement
Far Vision Snellen Chart 20/50
Near Vision Jaeger 1 at 35.5cm (14 inches), Reduced Snellen 20/20, or equivalent
Color Vision Ability to distinguish red, green blue, and yellow as prescribed in Dvorine Charts, Ishihara Plates, or AO-HRR Tests

A copy of the vision exam must be forwarded to the NASA Western Region Training Center prior to attending class.

Download the Vision Exam Form