Accession Number : ADP002561

Title :   Material Requirements for Multimedia Communications Cable,

Corporate Author : IBM CORP RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC

Personal Author(s) : Grune,G. L.

Report Date : 17 NOV 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : One goal of this study was to list materials currently used for the construction of the multimedia communications cable and consider alternate materials which could be used to improve electrical, physical and chemical properties as well as flammability and toxicity concerns. Also important is the need to address the fifteen to thirty (15-30) year life specification during which the cables must sustain minimum performance criteria. For this requirement to have any meaning, the cable materials must also maintain minimum physical and chemical stability standards during the same fifteen to thirty (15-30) year period.

Descriptors :   *Cables, *Materials, *Requirements, Communication equipment, Physical properties, Chemical properties, Mechanical properties, Flammability, Toxicity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE