Accession Number : ADP002579

Title :   Computerised Optical Fibre Characterisation,


Personal Author(s) : Mathu,W. L. S.

Report Date : 17 NOV 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : In order to handle large amounts of optical fibre in cable manufacturing a computerised characterisation system was developed. With this system a low skilled operator can perform complete fibre characterisations with a cycle time of less than 5 minutes at a low cost level. This paper describes the integral design of the system with a strong emphasis on accuracy, reduction of measurement costs, flexibility and ease of operation in a normal cable manufacturing environment. The system is capable manufacturing environment. The system is capable of measuring attenuation, bandwidth and effective numerical aperture (choice of 8 wavelengths), length and backscattering of a 12 fibre cable in two consecutive measurement cycles (initial and cut back). (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer applications, *Manufacturing, *Fiber optics, Cables, Low costs, Operators(Personnel), Systems engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE