Cable Integrity Tester
Patent, Filed 20 Feb 96, patented 2 Jun 98
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A testing apparatus for determining the integrity of an electrical cable. Successive portions of electrical cable pass through an aqueous electrolyte with a distance measurement unit providing an indication of the position of a portion of the cable located in the electrolyte, A capacitance measurement unit connects to a selected conductor in the cable and to an electrode in the electrolyte to continuously generate a measured capacitance signal. An X-Y plotter produces an output that displays the measured capacitance as a function of the length of the cable passing through the electrolyte.
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