Accession Number : ADD005034

Title :   Fiber Optics Cable Strengthening Method and Means.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Glista,Andrew S ; Katz,Rodney S

Report Date : 04 Apr 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A non-metallic, high strength, high temperature resistant external or internal strengthening for fiber optics cables is provided. The strengthening may be in various forms such as internally deployed filaments, outer woven mesh fibers, segmented cylinders, helical wrap ribbon, etc., and is made from single high-strength crystal fibers preferably of sapphire, i.e., alpha-Al2O3. The nonconductive strengthening crystals have a low density, are highly crush resistant and meet severe environmental fiber optic sensor and data transmission requirements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Fiber optics, *Cables, *Transmission lines, Stress concentration, Filaments, Data transmission systems, Strength(Mechanics), Fiber reinforcement, Aluminum oxides

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE