Accession Number : ADD012823

Title :   Test Apparatus for Uniform Tensioning of Long Lengths of Small Cables in Simulated Environments.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Inouye,Alan T ; Wilson,Jeffrey V ; Baker,Mark L

Report Date : 31 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A means is provided to uniformly tension long lengths of small cables while they are simultaneously exposed to simulated environments such as deep ocean conditions. Tension on the cable is adjustable by varying the pressure inside an elastic bladder sealed about a stress spool on which the cable is wrapped, within a pressure chamber. Spool cores can be nested so that several lengths of different cables can be tested together. (Patents).

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *CABLES, *TEST EQUIPMENT, *TENSION, DEEP OCEANS, LENGTH, CHAMBERS, PRESSURE VESSELS, BLADDERS, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, PATENTS, SIMULATION, OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, DEEP SUBMERGENCE, FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, UNDERWATER COMMUNICATIONS, STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, SEA WATER, CABLE REELS, LIQUID IMMERSION TESTS

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Machinery and Tools
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE