Accession Number : ADD014609

Title :   Calibrated Bender for Fiber Optic Cable Position Determination.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 14 May 89, patented 26 Jun 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Stevenson, Willard

Report Date : 26 Jun 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Two sets of cylindrical fingers disposed in an interdigital relationship are pivoted together, scissors fashion, to receive a portion of an optical fiber cable. When the fingers are rotated to a closed position, they create a predetermined series of bends in the portion of the optical fiber cable that can be observed by an optical time domain reflectometer. This observation allows a remote monitor to determine the relative location of the bends with respect to a suspected break or other anomaly in the optical fiber cable so that a maintenance or repair crew can go directly to the location of the anomaly for quick action. Patents. (rh)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *CABLES, BENDING, CALIBRATION, CLOSURES, CREWS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, FINGERS, MONITORS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, PATENTS, POSITION(LOCATION), REFLECTOMETERS, REMOTE DETECTORS, REPAIR, TIME DOMAIN

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE