Accession Number : ADD014626

Title :   Automated System for Measuring the Strength of Optical Fibers.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Aug 89, patented 10 Jul 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rast, Howard E

Report Date : 10 Jul 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A system automatically measures the strength of optical fibers by initiating a series of breaks in an optical fiber delivered from a supply spool. The fiber is stressed to failure in an automatically displacable jaw mechanism and the fiber is advanced and the measurement repeated. A computer-controlled advances the fiber, records data and monitors jaw mechanism fracture parameters so that the strength distribution of a length of optical fibers is reliably determined. Patents. (jhd)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, *TEST EQUIPMENT, *PATENTS, AUTOMATION, DISTRIBUTION, FAILURE, LENGTH, RECORDS, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), STRESSES

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE