Accession Number:

ADA070723

Title:

Low Cost Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies for Local Distribution Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 25 May 77-30 Oct 78,

Corporate Author:

ITT ELECTRO-OPTICAL PRODUCTS DIV ROANOKE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-11-20

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

This report describes the evaluation and optimization of low cost fiber optic cable using plastic clad silica fibers. As part of the program, silica core with RTV silicone cladding and a protective plastic jacket fibers were used to produce the cables ECOM-1 and ECOM-2. The second phase of the contract consisted of developing an optimized optical fiber cable which would meet more stringent requirements and overcome the deficiencies found in Cables ECOM-1 and ECOM-3 during the evaluation under extreme conditions. The optimized fiber optic cable was of the external strength member design, using 1 mm optical fibers. It met the requirements for optical average attenuation at .82 micron was less than 10.5 dbkm, mechanical and environmental performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE