Accession Number:

ADD009069

Title:

Microprocessor Controlled Fiber Optic Cable Winding Machine.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-10-14

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

An apparatus and method is described for making a layered optical fiber coil assure that the fibers structural integrity is not comprised. A supply spool pays out a length of optical fiber to a level wind mechanism that displaces the fiber in reciprocal lateral excursions and an adhesive coating is applied to the fiber before it is wound on a take-up spool. During each lateral excursion of the level-wind mechanism while the fiber is being wound on the take-up spool, the supply spool is rotated in a plane orthogonal to the axial extension of the payed-out optical fiber. When appropriate tensioning is introduced, the wound fiber on the take-up spool is held close together in successive layers by the adhesive to provide a unitized, layered fiber optic coil after curing the removal of the take-up spool.

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE