Accession Number:

ADD013640

Title:

Method and Apparatus for Optical Fiber Transmission in a Utility Conduit Containing a Hostile Fluid.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 10 Mar 88,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1988-03-10

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

This invention relates to fiber optics and more particularly to a method and apparatus for optical fiber transmission in a utility conduit containing a hostile fluid. It is an object of this invention to provide a simple and economical method of introducing an optical fiber into a utility conduit containing a hostile fluid the practice of which method will not degrade the optical or mechanical performance of the fiber. It is a further object of this invention to provide a method of introducing an optical fiber into a hostile fluid-carrying utility conduit which may comprise a part of an existing utility distribution system for water, gas or oil and the like. It is a still further object of this invention to provide optical fiber transmission apparatus which utilizes existing piping systems and other conduits carrying hostile fluids and which does not require expensive non-flexible shielding arrangements or armored cable for the optical fiber.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE