Accession Number : ADD017706

Title :   Fiber Optic Coupler Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 2 May 94, patented 12 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Iwanski, Thomas E ; Doucet, James A

Report Date : 12 Sep 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : There is presented a fiber optic coupler assembly for disposition in an underwater bulkhead, the coupler assembly comprising a hydraulic fitting portion of substantially cylindrical configuration and having first threads on an exterior portion thereof. A first shank portion extends axially from the fitting portion and has formed thereon as an integral portion thereof a collar portion configured as a nut. A second shank portion extends axially from the collar portion, and a hub portion extends axially from the second shank portion and has second threads thereon. A tubular portion extends axially from the fitting portion in a direction opposite from the first shank portion. A bore extends through the tubular portion, fitting portion, first shank portion, second shank portion, and hub portion and is configured to receive known fiber optic terminators.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, *COUPLERS, *PATENTS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, CONFIGURATIONS, ASSEMBLY, BULKHEADS, UNDERWATER CABLES, FITTINGS

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE