Accession Number : ADP005223

Title :   All-Dielectric Ruggedized Optical Cable with Fiber Reinforced Plastic Grooved Spacer,

Corporate Author : SUMITOMO ELECTRIC RESEARCH TRIANGLE INC RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC

Personal Author(s) : Hovis,S. ; Saito,Y. ; McDuffee,F. ; Morita,K. ; Gruhn,J.

Report Date : NOV 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A project was undertaken to develop and test an all-dielectric compact optical cable for low fiber count applications. Cables were made utilizing 900 micron tight buffer fiber and a fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) grooved spacer with continuous helical grooves. These cables exhibited superior crush and impact resistance which are traits sought after in many applications. The primary result of this project was to demonstrate the advantages and feasibility of FRP grooved spacer cables. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *CABLES, *DIELECTRICS, GROOVING

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE