Armored Optical Fiber Cable Interconnection for Dual Payout Systems.
Patent, Filed 29 Aug 90, patented 8 Oct 91,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An armored optical fiber cable interconnection and method of making the interconnection with a self-sealing, low-strength joint with relatively low optical attenuation, has an inner fiber carrying jacket, an outer protective jacket, and an intermediate armored jacket of stranded material. The interconnection ends are assembled with a doubled layer of armored jacket over an intermediate protective jacket portion all sealed and held in place with a length of shrink tubing over the jackets and a retaining bead with an o-ring fitting over the assembly and against the shrink tubing over the retaining bed. Author
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics