Accession Number : ADP000571

Title :   A New Clamp-on Tap for Coaxial Data Networks,

Corporate Author : AMP INC HARRISBURG PA

Personal Author(s) : Fetterolf,James

Report Date : NOV 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This paper discusses the coaxial cable tapping requirements of local area networks and describes a new type of tap that meets these requirements. The new tap combines the reliability of rf connectors with the installation ease of a static probe tap. Interaction of the unique probes enable the tap to clamp onto unstripped cable eliminating the extensive installation time required by traditional coaxial connectors. Typical applications of the tap are describes and the relative advantages are explored for two methods of installation. The direct penetration method is quick and simple but is highly 'cable-dependent' whereas the cable drilling technique produces a reliable tap over a wider variety of cables and introduces less capacitance loading. Complete physical and electrical characteristics are tap are presented with special attention to cable/tap compatibility. Data is presented demonstrating the effects of cable materials, design, and tolerances upon overall performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics transmission lines, *Electric cables, *Electric wire, *Symposia, *Clamps, Circuit interconnections, Data links, Communications networks, Coaxial cables, International

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE