Accession Number : ADD018399

Title :   Fiber Optic Cable Splice and Method for Producing Same.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 5 Jun 96, patented 7 Jan 97,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cowen, Steven J ; Dombrowski, James H

Report Date : 07 Jan 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A method for fabricating a fiber optic cable splice comprises the steps of: 1) positioning a malleable tube around a first fiber optic cable having a first optical fiber; 2) fusing the first optical fiber to a second optical fiber of a second fiber optic cable to form a fused region; and 3) crimping the malleable tube to the first and second fiber optic cables. The malleable tube may bent into an arc to facilitate payout of the splice through a payout guide. A heat shrinkable tube may be formed around the malleable tube and first and second cables to provide a dustproof seal around the splice.

Descriptors :   *CABLES, *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, *PATENTS, FIBER OPTICS, HEAT, SEALS(STOPPERS), SPLICES, TUBES, SHRINKAGE, DUST CONTROL

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE