Accession Number : ADD016093

Title :   Electro-Optical Coaxial Tow Cable.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 19 Aug 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Seaman, Peter E ; Stottlemeyer, Thomas

Report Date : 19 Aug 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : An improved marine tow cable is disclosed having both coaxial electronic and fiber optic data transmission capabilities wherein the coaxial core conductors are positioned at the neutral axis or center line of the cable with the coaxial shield conductor circumscribing a dielectric material therebetween. Embedded within the dielectric material matrix, separating the core conductors and the shield conductor, are fiber optic transmitters helically circumscribing the core conductors. Surrounding the electro-optical assembly is a watertight jacket and a protective armor cover to carry the tensile forces imparted to the cable during towing operations.

Descriptors :   *HYDRODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *TOWING CABLES, *UNDERWATER CABLES, *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, ARMOR, ASSEMBLY, CABLES, CORES, DIELECTRICS, ELECTRONICS, FIBER OPTICS, JACKETS, TOWING, TRANSMITTERS, COAXIAL CABLES, ELECTROOPTICS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, TENSILE STRENGTH, LOADS(FORCES), WATERTIGHTNESS, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Machinery and Tools
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE