Accession Number : ADD002712

Title :   Fiber Optic Hull Penetrator with High Channel Density.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Allard,Frederick C

Report Date : 20 Apr 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An aperture in a hull is sealed by a fiber optic plug system that comprises a coherent array of optical fibers that are fused to form the mechanical and structural equivalent of a thick glass plate. Identical terminal blocks are located on either side of the plug. The blocks comprise a plurality of fiber optic channels supported by a matrix. At the end of each block closest to the plug, channels are arrayed in a tightly packed pattern to reduce the size of the aperture in the hull. The other end of the blocks are expanded to allow each channel to be easily accessed via discrete fiber optic cables.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Watertight fittings, *Ship hulls, Optical communications, Connectors, Bulkheads

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE