Winch Mounted Optical Data Transmission Cable with Fluid Coupling.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
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An oceanographic winch is specially designed to store, pay out, and recover an optical data transmission cable between two points, which may vary in separation distance. The ends of the optical data transmission cable are held in aligned proximity while immersed in a fluid having the index of refraction as the optical elements. This fluid is contained in a fluid-tight, pressure-compensated reservoir constructed in the hub of the oceanographic winch.
- Marine Engineering
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics