Accession Number:

ADA244887

Title:

Oceanic Applications of Fiber Optics

Descriptive Note:

Professional paper,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Oceanic applications of fiber optics are rapidly advancing, following on the heels of the more mature land-based telecommunication systems. While many features of each arena are similar, undersea fiber systems demand unique capabilities. Components capable of withstanding brutal hydrostatic pressures and near freezing temperatures had to be developed. This paper highlights undersea fiber optic systems and their features. It focuses on long distance telecommunications and remotely-operated vehicle ROV links. Also addressed is the emerging technology of fiber optic sensors. These designs use the fiber as a sensing element to detect such variables as displacement, pressure, temperature, strain, and rotation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE