LABORATORY EVALUATION OF FIELD AND ASSAULT CABLE.
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS LAB
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Due to the introduction by industry of new and improved insulation materials it was decided to investigate the possibility of substituting a single insulation in place of the present polyethylene-nylon combination used on Field Wire WD-1TT. This could result in a lighter, smaller, and cheaper cable. Quantities of cables insulated with hi-density polyethylene were obtained, made up into a twisted pair the same as WD-1TT and also in a parallel pair construction. The result of laboratory test indicates that either would make a good replacement for standard WD-1TT with the parallel pair having slightly better characteristics in several instances. Further work is to be done which will include electrical evaluation after local field conditioning and dispenser payout tests. Concurrently with this program, quantities of the new Canadian Assault cable were tested in the laboratory to supplement USATECOM tests CE 1663. The cable was found suitable for partial replacement of WD-1TT in temporary assault applications. The cable has been nomenclatured WD -36 TT and classified Standard A for its intended use. Author
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