Accession Number : ADD017910

Title :   Cable Integrity Tester.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 20 Feb 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Striffler, Foster L

PDF Url : ADD017910

Report Date : 20 Feb 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A testing apparatus for determining the integrity of an electrical cable. Successive portions of electrical cable pass through an aqueous electrolyte with a distance measurement unit providing an indication of the position of a portion of the cable located in the electrolyte. A capacitance measurement unit connects to a selected conductor in the cable and to an electrode in the electrolyte to continuously generate a measured capacitance signal. An X-Y plotter produces an output that displays the measured capacitance as a function of the length of the cable passing through the electrolyte.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *UNDERWATER CABLES, *ELECTRIC CABLES, MEASUREMENT, WATER, TEST EQUIPMENT, GRIDS(COORDINATES), LENGTH, SIGNALS, ELECTROLYTES, RANGE(DISTANCE), CAPACITANCE, PLOTTERS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE