Accession Number:

ADD020164

Title:

Termination Clamp Assembly for a Hybrid Electrical/Fiber Optic Cable

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 26 Apr 2004

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-12-02

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

A device for terminating a hybrid electricalfiber optic cable at a connector comprising a clamp assembly affecting a swage lock on a k-tube to prevent movement of the k-tube within the connector and resultant damage to the optical fibers. The clamp assembly comprises two clamp halves, at least one of which includes a k-tube groove, one or more optical fiber grooves, a fan out cavity, and means for joining the clamp halves. When the clamp halves are joined, the k-tube grooves form an enclosed k-tube channel that is slightly smaller than the outside diameter of the k-tube, thereby creating a swage lock to prevent movement of the k-tube. Similarly, the optical fiber grooves create a swage lock on protective plastic tubes that are placed over the optical fibers as they exit and fan out from the k-tube in the fan out cavity.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Machinery and Tools
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE