Accession Number : ADD003928

Title :   An Elastic Electrically-Conductive Strain Cable.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Fisher,Frederick H ; Anderson,Victor C

Report Date : 04 Apr 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The cable includes bundles of plastic-impregnated nylon fibers acting both as strain members and strain accumulators. An inner core bundle is wound with an electrical conductor that stretches with the fibers when the cable is tensioned. The winding pitch assures that the fractional change in volume per fractional change in length is the same for the winding as it is for the fibers. An outer sheath-like bundle surrounds the inner bundle and its winding. Preferably, the cable is used as a limited length section of an otherwise conventional co-axial cable for suspending various objects from a ship. The section length is limited to that needed for its accumulator action. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Coaxial cables, *Mechanical cables, Nylon, Electric conductors, Underwater, Elastic shells, Fibers, Strain(Mechanics), Tension

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE