Accession Number : ADD014213

Title :   Fiber Optic Cable Splice.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 30 Mar 88, patented 11 Jul 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Estabrook, Andrew B ; Shook, Laura A ; Daguio, Gerard N ; Baker, Robert M

Report Date : 11 Jul 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : An apparatus that joins ends of fiber optic cables includes a fiber protection sleeve fitted over an area of optical coupling to cover bare optical fibers at the coupling. The sleeve extends from the bare fibers to cover a portion of a buffer section of each cable. The fiber protection sleeve has an inner heat shrinkable tube that overlaps the area of optical coupling, a flexure suppressant rigidity member disposed exteriorly adjacent the inner heat shrinkable tube, and an outer heat shrinkable tube that overlaps the rigidity member and the inner heat shrinkable tube. The inner and outer heat shrinkable tubes are shrink-fitted to strengthen and seal the area of optical coupling. Additionally, a strength member sleeve is fitted over cable strength member sections that are interlayed over the fiber protection sleeve. Patents. (RRH)

Descriptors :   *COUPLING(INTERACTION), *FIBER OPTICS, *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, *PATENTS, *SLEEVES, *SPLICES, BUFFERS, EXTERNAL, FIBERS, HEAT, INNER TUBES, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, PROTECTION, SHRINKAGE, TUBES, BUFFERS, COUPLING(INTERACTION), EXTERNAL, FIBER OPTICS, FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, FIBERS, HEAT, INNER TUBES, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, PATENTS, PROTECTION, SHRINKAGE, SLEEVES, SPLICES, TUBES

Subject Categories : Optics
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE