Accession Number : ADD009008

Title :   Ultimate Low-Loss Electro-Optical Cable.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wilkins,George A

Report Date : 02 Mar 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : An undersea cable reliably transmits optical control signals and data. At least one optical fiber is axially disposed in an otherwise solid electrical conductor which transmits power the length of the cable. A concentrically disposed dielectric insulating layer prevents shorting with the surrounding seawater and a load-bearing annulus coaxially contains the other elements to also protect them from environmental abuses. During deployment or towing, the load-bearing annulus shares part of the load with the solid electrical conductor and a coaxially disposed sleeve encloses all of the other elements for preventing a leaching action of seawater and to defocus externally originating, concentrated forces. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Cables, Electrooptics, Electrical conductors, Dielectrics, Insulation, Layers, Length, Optics, Control, Inventions, Leaching, Sea water, Low loss, Underwater

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE