Accession Number : ADD002801

Title :   Winch Mounted Optical Data Transmission Cable with Fluid Coupling.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Marrone,Frederick A

Report Date : 25 Nov 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An oceanographic winch is specially designed to store, pay out, and recover an optical data transmission cable between two points, which may vary in separation distance. The ends of the optical data transmission cable are held in aligned proximity while immersed in a fluid having the index of refraction as the optical elements. This fluid is contained in a fluid-tight, pressure-compensated reservoir constructed in the hub of the oceanographic winch.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Winches, *Oceanographic equipment, Optical communications, Cables, Oceanographic data, Couplers

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE