Accession Number : ADD018145

Title :   Fiber Optic Hull Penetrator Insert.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 1 Jul 82, patented 7 May 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Olin, Lester D ; Morency, Roger L

Report Date : 07 May 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A fiber optic hull penetrator comprises a penetrator insert and a penetrator plug that each have fiber alignment inserts mounted, molded or adhered to them. The penetrator insert and penetrator plug are designed to provide strain relief to the cable, spring loading to the fiber alignment inserts, and a waterproof pressure boundary seal when subjected to the submarine ocean and combatant environment. Each fiber alignment insert is a solid slug of material to which anchor pin holes, strength member holes, locating key holes have been added to which suitable components are affixed or inserted.

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *PENETRATION, *SUBMARINE HULLS, *PATENTS, ENVIRONMENTS, SOLIDS, ALIGNMENT, BOUNDARIES, HOLES(OPENINGS), PRESSURE, OCEANS, PLUGS, PINS, SEALS(STOPPERS), HULLS(STRUCTURES), SPRINGS, WATERPROOFING, INSERTS, ANCHORS, PENETRATION AIDS

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE