Accession Number:

ADD019095

Title:

Cable Integrity Tester

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 20 Feb 96, patented 2 Jun 98

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-06-02

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE