Accession Number : AD0477223

Title :   COMMUNICATIONS CABLE FOR TROPICAL JUNGLE USE.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 6, 30 Jun-30 Sep 65,

Corporate Author : ITT FEDERAL LABS NUTLEY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Gesell, John H. ; Kazimer, Charles E. ; Engler, Charlotte F. ; Stoneback, Ira T.

Report Date : SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Phase III upgrading of the Phase II communications cable for arctic, temperate, and tropical environments began with the screening of Phase II materials for serviceability at low temperature. A test was devised to simulate field handling at low temperature. Preliminary results are compared for various constructions and materials at - 40 C, and indicate that conductor flexibility has an important influence. Continuing with the same packaging concept, proposed materials, and design modifications are discussed. The problem of welding the package parts is explained and experiments are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FIELD WIRE, ELECTRICAL INSULATION, TROPICAL REGIONS, ARCTIC REGIONS, COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, PACKAGING, POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS.

Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE