Field Expedient Repair of Fiber Optic Cables.
Interim rept. 1 Nov 82-30 Apr 83,
TRW ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS GROUP PHILADELPHIA PA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS
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During this semi-annual period the first and second generation of the Field Expedient Splice Kit FESK were operated, evaluated, and extensively developed. 10 Interim Splices were assembled with the FESK I, and 5 were delivered to CECOM. The remaining 5 were held for environmental testing. During the splice work a novel method of scribing and breaking fibers was introduced and tested. As a result of these developments the third and final version of the splicing machine was designed and modelled. Evaluation of the model confirmed the validity of its operation principles, and the first deliverable FESK III was ordered.
- Machinery and Tools
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics