Accession Number : AD0767017

Title :   Fiber Optic Cable Test.

Descriptive Note : Evaluation rept. Feb-Oct 72,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lebduska,Robert L.

Report Date : 12 MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : Over 200 plastic-jacketed, incoherent, fiber-optic cables, primarily Corhing Glass Works types 5010 and 5011, are subjected to 29 different environmental and physical property tests. The tests were specified to evaluate cable performance within the chosen Naval Equipment Category of 'shipboard and shore equipment with air-transportability capability.' Cable property definitions are obtained for bend radius; tensile, terminal, and mandrel strengths; twist; flexure; vibration; shock; and thermal, humidity, and various chemical exposures. Also, a number of original diagnostic methods are developed to assist in evaluating the test-induced capble optical modifications. Test results are found to indicate that these cable types exhibit properties capable of performing within the chosen category and that practical harnesses for certain Navy applications can be readily fabricated. Recommendations are made for future improvement and quality control of these type cables. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FIBER OPTICS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES), ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, TRANSMISSION LINES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, TEST METHODS, TEST EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE