Accession Number : ADD013640

Title :   Method and Apparatus for Optical Fiber Transmission in a Utility Conduit Containing a Hostile Fluid.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 10 Mar 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : DiVita, Sam ; Malecki, Edmund E ; Kubricky, Loretta J

Report Date : 10 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : This invention relates to fiber optics and more particularly to a method and apparatus for optical fiber transmission in a utility conduit containing a hostile fluid. It is an object of this invention to provide a simple and economical method of introducing an optical fiber into a utility conduit containing a hostile fluid; the practice of which method will not degrade the optical or mechanical performance of the fiber. It is a further object of this invention to provide a method of introducing an optical fiber into a hostile fluid-carrying utility conduit which may comprise a part of an existing utility distribution system for water, gas or oil and the like. It is a still further object of this invention to provide optical fiber transmission apparatus which utilizes existing piping systems and other conduits carrying hostile fluids and which does not require expensive non-flexible shielding arrangements or armored cable for the optical fiber.

Descriptors :   *CONDUITS, *FIBER OPTICS, *LIGHT TRANSMISSION, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, ARMOR, CABLES, DISTRIBUTION, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, PIPING SYSTEMS, WATER

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE