Accession Number : ADD018393

Title :   Process for Manufacturing a Fiber Reinforced Optic Microcable with a UV Cured Resin.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 26 May 88, patented 14 Jan 97,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cowen, Steven J ; Young, Christopher M ; Dombrowski, James H ; Kono, Michael E ; Daughtry, James H

Report Date : 14 Jan 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The invention provides a process for fabricating a fiber optic microcable composed of materials having properties which facilitate its manufacture. The microcable is comprised of an optical fiber core, a buffer surrounding the core, and a protective sheath surrounding the buffer consisting of an electromagnetic radiation cured resin impregnated with fibers suspended in the resin to enhance the resistance of the microcable to physical damage. The microcable is fabricated by soaking the fibers in an electromagnetic radiation curable resin, placing the wetted fibers around the core and buffer to Form a matrix, and then irradiating the matrix with electromagnetic radiation to cure the resin.

Descriptors :   *POLYMERIZATION, *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, *PROTECTIVE COATINGS, *PATENTS, FIBER OPTICS, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, POLYMERIC FILMS, MICROELECTRONICS, CURING, ELECTRICAL INSULATION, COAXIAL CABLES

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE