Accession Number : ADA134276

Title :   Field Expedient Repair of Fiber Optic Cables.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Nov 82-30 Apr 83,

Corporate Author : TRW ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS GROUP PHILADELPHIA PA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS

Personal Author(s) : Wesson,Laurence N

PDF Url : ADA134276

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : During this semi-annual period the first and second generation of the Field Expedient Splice Kit (FESK) were operated, evaluated, and extensively developed. 10 Interim Splices were assembled with the FESK I, and 5 were delivered to CECOM. The remaining 5 were held for environmental testing. During the splice work a novel method of scribing and breaking fibers was introduced and tested. As a result of these developments the third and final version of the splicing machine was designed and modelled. Evaluation of the model confirmed the validity of its operation principles, and the first deliverable FESK III was ordered.

Descriptors :   *Splicing tools, *Cables, *Fiber optics, *Repair, Splices, Field conditions, Environmental tests, Insertion loss, Brassboard models, Human factors engineering

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE