Accession Number : ADD016155

Title :   Fiber Optic Microcable Produced with Radiation Cured Composite.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 May 88, patented 2 Nov 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cowen, Steven J ; Young, Christopher M

Report Date : 02 Nov 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The invention provides a fiber optic microcable having a uniform cross sectional dimension which may be manufactured in continuous lengths that exceed 10 kilometers. The microcable is comprised of an optical fiber core, a buffer surrounding the core, and a protective sheath surrounding the buffer consisting of an electromagnetic radiation cured resin impregnated with fibers suspended in the resin to enhance the resistance of the microcable to physical damage. The microcable is fabricated by soaking the fibers in an electromagnetic radiation curable resin, placing the wetted fibers around the core and buffer to form a matrix, and then irradiating the matrix with electromagnetic radiation to cure the resin.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, *FIBER OPTICS, *RADIATION, *PATENTS, *CURING, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, BUFFERS, CORES, DAMAGE, PLASTICS, RESISTANCE, UNIFORMS, CABLES, CROSS SECTIONS

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE