Accession Number : ADD009191

Title :   Cable Protection from Rodents.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Tweeddale,Andrew D

Report Date : 05 Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This patent discloses a protective sheath for use over a buried fibre optic cable wherein a plurality of spikes extend radially outward from an outer jacket which completely encircles and covers the fibre optic cable bundle which is surrounded by an inner jacket. The inner jacket, outer jacket and spikes are fabricated of a plastic composite material produced by polymerization which can be molded, extruded or cast into a suitable spiked shape. The cable is thereby protected from chewing or gnawing rodents that may be burrowing in the vicinity and would be discouraged from attacking the fibre optic cable even from underneath.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Protective coverings, *Sheets, *Rodents, Composite materials, Polymers, Spikes, Electric cables, Underground, Damage, Inventions, Communication equipment

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE