Accession Number:

ADA126075

Title:

Field Expedient Repair of Fiber Optic Cables.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 1 May 81-31 Oct 82,

Corporate Author:

TRW ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS GROUP PHILADELPHIA PA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This second interim report describes the development of a field expedient fibers optics cable splicing system. The field splice kit will include a manually operated splicing machine which includes all of the tools, mounted on a single platform, for making the field repair. The splice consists of glass four-rod alignment guides pre-mounted in the splice housing, which also provides the means for fiber and cable retentions. The Phase I brass-board splicer is described in detail with the aid of photographs. The Phase II design is based on the concepts used in the brassboard model, with many modifications to improve the ease and speed of repair, as well as to reduce weight and cost of the repair kit. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE