Accession Number:

ADD019450

Title:

Fiber Optic Cable Furcation Unit

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 30 Sep 97, patented 11 May 99

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-05-11

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A low cost rugged sealed fiber optic cable furcation unit is provided. The furcation unit has an outer heat shrink tube which encloses a protective tube. Within the protective tube a spacerfiber guide is located along with a sealant material. When installed and sealed, the seated furcation unit includes fiber ends and cables. The furcation unit allows loose tube fiber optic cables or tube ducts within Air Blown Fiber ABF cables to be furcated into multiple single fiber cables. The furcation unit is compatible with both 250 micrometer and 500 micrometer coated optical fibers. The furcation unit is also compatible with common single fiber optical connectors and splices.

Subject Categories:

  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE