Accession Number : ADD018029

Title :   Mechanism for High Speed Linear Payout of Mono-Filament Strand.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 16 Mar 93, patented 23 Apr 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Millett, Scott B

Report Date : 23 Apr 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A mechanism for dispensing a mono-filament strand, particularly adaptable for high speed strand dispensing, has an inner guide and an outer guide shaped so as to pay out or dispense the mono-filament strand, such as a fiber optic cable, between two objects moving relative to each other or one object moving relative to the other. The inner and outer guides define cooperating surfaces of revolution, curved surfaces, and points of inflection between straight and curved surfaces that provide for strand pay out in which the strand or fiber does not contact or slide off a bobbin or over the inner guide so as to create bending stresses or angular accelerations that exceed the known physical limits of the strand or fiber material.

Descriptors :   *FIBERS, *HIGH VELOCITY, *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, *LINEARITY, *FILAMENTS, *STRANDS, *DISPENSERS, *PATENTS, *RADIOFREQUENCY CABLES, ANGLES, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, ACCELERATION, COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, SURFACES, CURVATURE, FLIGHT, AIR LAUNCHED, GUIDED WEAPONS, BENDING STRESS, WIRE GUIDANCE

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Textiles
      Navigation and Guidance
      Guided Munitions
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE