Accession Number : ADD011180

Title :   Optical Fiber Splice Sled.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Loscoe,C E

Report Date : 05 Jul 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A housing for optical fibers to be spliced including a pair of movable sleds for supporting the opposing fibers and directing the fibers into opposite ends of a central alignment guide. Retainer sleeves crimped about the cable ends and locator sleeves crimped around individual coated fibers are positioned in slots in each sled to provide precise locations for the fibers. Grooves in the sleds align the fibers for insertion into the guide upon positioning the sleds in recesses at each end of the housing. Movement of the sleds feeds the stripped and cleaved fiber ends through internally tapered rings and into the ends of the alignment guide. Two or more fibers from respective cable ends may be supported on each sled to provide two or more splices in the same housing.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Fiber optics, *Splices, *Sleds, Housings, Cables, Sleeves, Alignment, Optical communications, Repair

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE