Accession Number : ADD018048

Title :   Shock Resistant Optic Fiber Rotary Splice Holding Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Nov 94, patented 12 Mar 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Leite, Sara M ; Thomas, Daniel D ; Brown, Gair D ; Schwarting, Alan

Report Date : 12 Mar 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Rotary mechanical splices between axially aligned optic fibers are seated in axial confinement within bays indented into the shock absorbing body of a holding tray. A retention ; lid, positioned on the tray covers the splice seating bays and guide slots extending therefrom within which the optic fibers are received to provide cushioned confinement for the splices and resist relative bending of the fibers.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *PATENTS, *SPLICING TOOLS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, SHOCK ABSORBERS, BENDING, CONFINEMENT(GENERAL), ROTATION, SPLICES, SEATS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE