Accession Number:

ADP005279

Title:

A Ruggedized Fiber Optic Cable Offering Superior Coupled Power and Bandwidth Capabilities,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SIECOR CORP HICKORY NC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A tactical fiber optic cable utilizing an 85 micron core125 micron cladding0.26 numerical aperture fiber was designed, manufactured, and tested. The 851250.26 fiber was selected because of its high bandwidth capability and low cost for the power benefits gained. This cable design used a composite buffer for superior environmental performance, and an epoxy fiberglass reinforced double polyurethane jacket to obtain the mechanical performance required. Rigorous environmental and mechanical testing in accordance with the applicable DOD or EIA standards was conducted. Testing included attenuation performance over temperature, tensile strength, cyclic flex, twist bend, radial compression, impact, cold bend, freezing water immersion, and flammability. This cable design exhibited outstanding performance in both environmental and mechanical testing, with less than a 0.3 dB increase over the entire temperature range and no measurable increase in attenuation from mechanical testing. Storage temperatures of -70 C to 85 C and operating temperatures of -55 C to 85 C were achieved. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE