Accession Number : AD0437910


Title :   COMMUNICATIONS CABLE FOR TROPICAL JUNGLE USE.


Descriptive Note : Interim summary rept.,


Corporate Author : ITT FEDERAL LABS NUTLEY N J


Personal Author(s) : Gesell,J H ; Emmerich,C A ; Murray,W C


Report Date : Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : The derivation of the design of a lightweight cable for tropical jungle use is described in terms of the environmental and tactical requirements. Information gathered from relevant literature about the jungle environment, its effect on materials and equipment, protective measures and tests to predict serviceability is presented. Materials to construct the cable are screened against the data given in the reference literature. A basic cable design is shown which is the result of a computer analysis of a range of materials and dimensions. Results of preliminary tests on proptotype models made of the most feasible materials are reported. A complete test program to evaluate Phase II cable models is proposed. (Author-PL).


Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC CABLES , JUNGLES , TROPICAL REGIONS , ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS , CONDUCTIVITY , DIELECTRICS , ELECTRIC WIRE , WEAR RESISTANCE , ENGINEERING DRAWINGS , RODENTS , ATTENUATION , CORROSION , CORROSION INHIBITION , PROTECTIVE TREATMENTS , PLASTICS , POLYVINYL CHLORIDE , POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE