Accession Number:

AD0646532

Title:

HIGH-VOLTAGE UNDERWATER CABLE FOR TORPEDO PROPULSION,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERWATER WEAPONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING STATION NEWPORT R I

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The conclusions of the investigation are 1 The dielectric, thermal and mechanical properties of the Kapton insulation are admirably suited to serve the unique needs of the short time duration underwater service. 2 The single-strand solid conductor provides considerably more favorable heat transfer through the insulation to the sea water than the equivalent cross section seven strand conductor. 3 A satisfactory solution to the dereeling problem requires innovations in the payout equipment and cannot be solved by conductor modifications alone. A tapered arbor held at the center of the coil has been very effective in eliminating kinking during the dereeling. 4 The reliability evaluation has given encouraging indices. More extensive and carefully designed tests are needed to establish a true criteria. 5 The polyimide, FEP Teflon sealed tape insulation system, is the best that has been tested and it promises to meet the present requirements of the application. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE