Accession Number : ADD015246

Title :   High Pressure Fiber Optic Connector Plug.

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 7 Dec 90, patented 12 Nov 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 12 Nov 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 7

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 thereabout, (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 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. 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, ENVIRONMENTS, EXTERNAL, FIBER OPTICS, FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, HIGH PRESSURE, JACKETS, PRECISION, SHOULDERS(ANATOMY), STRANDS, TRANSVERSE, WALLS

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE