Accession Number : ADD014907

Title :   Method of Making Cable Assembly for Use in an Antenna Element Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 12 Dec 86, patented 7 Jun 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Phillips, Raymond J ; O'Brien, Douglas

Report Date : 07 Jun 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A semi-foamed polyethylene tape for use in the modeling of foamed jacket polyethylene cables. After tumble mixing low density foaming polyethylene, ethylene vinyl acetate co-polymer and polyethylene color concentrate, the tape is extruded on a thermoplastic extruder having a maddox mixing screw that effectively mixes polyethylene compounds and a slot die with a suitable opening dimension. The tape is then quenched. By controlling manufacturing variables the tape is foamed to 40% to 50% of its maximum. The tape is then foamed to 100% maximum during the manufacturing of a cable assembly.

Descriptors :   ACETATES, ANTENNA COMPONENTS, ASSEMBLY, CABLE ASSEMBLIES, CABLES, COLORS, COPOLYMERS, DIES, ETHYLENE, FOAM, JACKETS, MANUFACTURING, OPENING(PROCESS), POLYETHYLENE, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), SLOTS, VARIABLES, VINYL PLASTICS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE