Accession Number : ADP002558

Title :   Design, Fabrication and Testing of a Ruggedized Fiberoptic Cable,

Corporate Author : VALTEC WEST BOYLSTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Blumsack,H. L. ; Dobson,P. J. ; Hurwitz,D. ; Aggarwal,I. D.

Report Date : 17 NOV 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This paper presents the design and manufacture of a small size, lightweight, all dielectric cable suitable for easy deployment and recovery in cross-country terrain. Intended as the data and communication link between a battlefield radio station and a jeep-mounted radio system, the cable is composed of two optical fibers twisted together, around which are applied two contrahelically wound layers of Kevlar yarns, an inner jacket, two more contrahelical layers of Kevlar yarns, followed by an outer jacket.

Descriptors :   *Electric cables, *Ruggedized equipment, *Fiber optics, *Dielectrics, Lightweight, Data links, Fabrication, Test and evaluation, Terrain, Battlefields

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE