Accession Number : ADD013272

Title :   Underwater Splice for Submarine Coaxial Cable.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 13 Sep 82, patented 30 Oct 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Inouye, Alan T ; Wilson, Jeffrey V ; Tausig, Wayne R ; Roe, Thorndyke, Jr

Report Date : 30 Oct 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The invention is a device for splicing submarine coaxial cable underwater on the seafloor with a simple push-on operation to restore and maintain electrical and mechanical strength integrity; the splice device is mateable directly with the severed ends of a coaxial cable to be repaired. Splicing assemblies comprise a dielectric pressure compensating fluid filled guide cavity, a gelled castor oil cap and wiping seals for exclusion of seawater, electrical contacts, a cable strength restoration mechanism, and a pressure compensation system for controlled extrusion of and depletion loss prevention of dielectric seal fluid during cable splicing. A splice is made underwater by directly inserting prepared ends of coaxial cable, having no connector attachments, into splicing assemblies.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *COAXIAL CABLES, *SPLICES, *SPLICING TOOLS, UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT, SEALS(STOPPERS)

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE