Accession Number:

ADD013272

Title:

Underwater Splice for Submarine Coaxial Cable.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 13 Sep 82, patented 30 Oct 84,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1984-10-30

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The invention is a device for splicing submarine coaxial cable underwater on the seafloor with a simple push-on operation to restore and maintain electrical and mechanical strength integrity the splice device is mateable directly with the severed ends of a coaxial cable to be repaired. Splicing assemblies comprise a dielectric pressure compensating fluid filled guide cavity, a gelled castor oil cap and wiping seals for exclusion of seawater, electrical contacts, a cable strength restoration mechanism, and a pressure compensation system for controlled extrusion of and depletion loss prevention of dielectric seal fluid during cable splicing. A splice is made underwater by directly inserting prepared ends of coaxial cable, having no connector attachments, into splicing assemblies.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE