Accession Number:

ADD019937

Title:

Instrumented Fiber Optic Tow Cable

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 20 Mar 2001

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2001-03-20

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

An integrated fiber-optic tow cable is described having both optical fibers and armor wires located outside the cable core to avoid high strain on the optical fibers when the cables is under stress during deployment. The optical fibers have integral temperature sensors near the outermost portion in order to measure accurately the temperature of the fluid coming in contact with temperature sensors. A beam of light is shown on the optical fibers which is reflected by the optical fibers and reaches the receiver and processed by the processor which may also include a display unit.

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE