Accession Number : ADD009069

Title :   Microprocessor Controlled Fiber Optic Cable Winding Machine.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kono,Michael E

Report Date : 14 Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : An apparatus and method is described for making a layered optical fiber coil assure that the fiber's structural integrity is not comprised. A supply spool pays out a length of optical fiber to a level wind mechanism that displaces the fiber in reciprocal lateral excursions and an adhesive coating is applied to the fiber before it is wound on a take-up spool. During each lateral excursion of the level-wind mechanism while the fiber is being wound on the take-up spool, the supply spool is rotated in a plane orthogonal to the axial extension of the payed-out optical fiber. When appropriate tensioning is introduced, the wound fiber on the take-up spool is held close together in successive layers by the adhesive to provide a unitized, layered fiber optic coil after curing the removal of the take-up spool.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Winches, *Fiber optics transmission lines, Microprocessors, Tension, Control systems, Coils

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE