Field Expedient Repair of Fiber Optic Cables.
Interim rept. 1 May 81-31 Oct 82,
TRW ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS GROUP PHILADELPHIA PA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS
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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
- Machinery and Tools
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
- Non-Radio Communications