Accession Number : AD0774714

Title :   Fiber Optic Cable Hardware Test.

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept. Nov 72-Jun 73,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ELECTRONICS LAB CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lebduska,R. L. ; Holma,G. M.

Report Date : 11 DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The work reported here parallels work previously reported in NELC TR 1869, 'Fiber Optic Cable Test,' by R. L. Lebduska, 12 March 1973. These reports conclude that plastic-jacketed cables and related cable hardware of current manufacture meet a wide range of environmental and physical property requirements for Navy equipment application. Low-optical-loss fiber optic cable is found to be inferior in mechanical strength to high-optical-loss cable. Tests of separable, in-line, coaxial cable connectors indicate a need for optical junction environmental sealing at the connector mating interface. Polyvinylchloride materials are found to be much more permeable to water vapor than equivalent Teflon jackets. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics transmission lines, Cable assemblies, Connectors, Test methods, Optical properties, Bending, Water impingement, Flexural properties, Tensile properties, Strength(General), Vibration, Protective coatings, Polyvinyl chloride, Naval equipment, Environmental tests

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE