Accession Number : ADP002534

Title :   Field Trial of Composite Fiber-Optic Overhead Ground Wire,


Personal Author(s) : Kubota,S. ; Kawahira,H. ; Nakajima,T. ; Matsubara,I. ; Saito,Y.

Report Date : 17 NOV 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A composite fiber-optic ground wire (OPGW), which provides additional communication capabilities for system protection and control of overhead power transmission systems has been developed. After laboratory tests, the OPGW was strung along a live power transmission line in a mountainous region and has been confirmed to have sufficient performance to establish a high-speed digital transmission network able to withstand actual conditions. The field trial line, constructed substantially by existing techniques, has proved that the new OPGW, accessories such as clamps and joint boxes, installation technique, and on-tower splicing method can be effectively utilized to produce a protection and control system with extremely stable characteristics. (Author)

Descriptors :   Field wire communications, *Electric wire, *Fiber optics transmission lines, Electric power, Laboratory tests, Field tests, Installation, Reliability, Stability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE