Accession Number:

ADD020061

Title:

Tow Cable Termination Assembly

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 9 Dec 2002

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-09

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

A distributed fiber strength member tow cable termination assembly DTCTA having a strength member termination area which is spaced from a signal conductor termination area, and which includes a seal area having a plurality of sealing members is disclosed. The strength member termination area preferably includes a strength member termination wedge having a curved outer face which allows for higher termination efficiency. The strength member termination area and signal conductor termination area are distributed, or separated, a predetermined distance by an interface section, for example a length of hose. The separation of the strength member termination area from the signal conductor termination area allows for several improvements in the DTCTA not possible in the prior art due to the previous need to terminate the signal conductors co-located with the strength termination member.

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools
  • Marine Engineering
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE