Accession Number : ADD015830

Title :   Magnetic Stabilization of Spooled Fiber Optic Data Links.

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 18 May 89, patented 25 May 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Holzschuh, Jack E

Report Date : 25 May 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A ferromagnetic material on an optical fiber assures that the fiber is held in a proper position on a spool by a magnetic field. This stabilizes the optical fiber during winding to permit an automation of the spooling process and provides a constant force for holding the spooled optical fiber during storage. The constant and predictable holding force helps assure a constant and predictable peel force during deployment of the optical fiber.

Descriptors :   *FERROMAGNETIC MATERIALS, *FIBER OPTICS, *DATA LINKS, AUTOMATION, CONSTANTS, DEPLOYMENT, FIBERS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, STORAGE, WINDING, PATENTS, STABILIZATION

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE