Accession Number : ADD018657

Title :   Fiber Optic Cable Furcation Unit

Descriptive Note : Patent application, filed 30 Sep 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Gair D

PDF Url : ADD018657

Report Date : 30 Sep 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A low cost rugged sealed fiber optic cable furcation unit is provided. The furcation unit has an outer heat shrink tube which encloses a protective tube. Within the protective tube, a spacer/fiber guide is located along with a sealant material. When installed and sealed, the sealed furcation unit includes fiber ends and cables. The furcation unit allows loose tube fiber optic cables or tube ducts within Air Blown Fiber (ABF) cables to be furcated into multiple single fiber cables. The furcation unit is compatible with both 250 micrometer and 500 micrometer coated optical fibers. The furcation unit is also compatible with common single fiber optical connectors and splices.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, FIBER OPTICS, ELECTROOPTICS, CONNECTORS

Subject Categories : Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE