Accession Number : ADD015033

Title :   High Pressure Fiber Optic Connector Plug.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 7 Dec 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Holmberg, Gerald ; Morency, Roger

Report Date : 07 Dec 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A fiber optic cable connection for high pressure environments utilizes a fiber optic cable having (1) a multiplicity of fiber optic strands extending axially therein, (2) a strength member extending axially in spaced relationship there about, (3) an outer jacket, and (4) a filler matrix within the strength member and in which the strands are encased, a precision connector with an inner face having an axially extending recess and with axially extending passages extending from the transverse wall of the recess to the outer face of the connector member and through which the fiber optic strands extend. A preload insert member is disposed about the strands with its outer end extending into the recess of the connector and a peripheral shoulder abutting the inner face of the connector member. The strength member of the cable is disposed about extending the reduced diameter portion of the insert member. A body member is disposed about the insert member and has its outer end extending over the inner end portion of the connector.

Descriptors :   CONNECTORS, DIAMETERS, ENVIRONMENTS, EXTERNAL, FIBER OPTICS, FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, HIGH PRESSURE, JACKETS, PRECISION, REDUCTION, SHOULDERS(ANATOMY), STRANDS, TRANSVERSE, WALLS

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE