Fiber Optic Coil Shipping and Storage Container.
Patent Application, Filed 11 Mar 91,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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The present invention relates to shipping containers for delicate coiled materials and, more particularly, to such a container and a method for protecting a fiber optic coil during shipping and subsequently effecting its removal and placement in the mounting apparatus therefore. Fiber optics are now widely employed in many applications for the transmission of signals over long distances without substantial impairment of the quality of the signal. As a result, it is customary to produce the fiber optic cable in extended lengths of thousands of feet in order to minimize splices and their potential for interference with the quality of the signal being transmitted.
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