Accession Number : ADD017818

Title :   Electro-Optical Coaxial Tow Cable.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 9 Feb 95, patented 21 Nov 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 21 Nov 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A marine tow cable has both coaxial electronic and fiber optic data transmission capabilities wherein the coaxial core conductors are positioned at thc neutral axis or center line of the cable with the coaxial shield conductor circumscribing a dielectric material there-between. 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. (MM)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS, *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, *UNDERWATER CABLES, *ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS, *PATENTS, *TOWING CABLES, ARMOR, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, ASSEMBLY, JACKETS, WATERTIGHTNESS, PROTECTIVE COVERINGS, COAXIAL CABLES

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Machinery and Tools
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE