Accession Number:

ADD018399

Title:

Fiber Optic Cable Splice and Method for Producing Same.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 5 Jun 96, patented 7 Jan 97,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1997-01-07

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A method for fabricating a fiber optic cable splice comprises the steps of 1 positioning a malleable tube around a first fiber optic cable having a first optical fiber 2 fusing the first optical fiber to a second optical fiber of a second fiber optic cable to form a fused region and 3 crimping the malleable tube to the first and second fiber optic cables. The malleable tube may bent into an arc to facilitate payout of the splice through a payout guide. A heat shrinkable tube may be formed around the malleable tube and first and second cables to provide a dustproof seal around the splice.

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE