Accession Number : ADP005250

Title :   Production and Installation of Long Length Optical Fiber Cable for Shallow Water Use,

Corporate Author : SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES LTD YOKOHAMA (JAPAN)

Personal Author(s) : Ohshima,T. ; Horima,H. ; Tokumaru,Y. ; Aoto,K. ; Higashimoto,T.

Report Date : NOV 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Accompanying the expansion of optical fiber communication systems, needs for optical submarine cables have been increased particularly in off-shore areas, shallow channels and bays. Optical fiber cables to be layed on the sea bottom must be protected from damages during installation and extended use. The problems presented by these optical fiber cables are similar to those of conventional metal cables. Having conducted extensive tests of numerous trial cables, we have developed several submarine cables for practical use in shallow sea. In this report, production of a 10 km long shallow water use optical fiber cable and its mechanical characteristics, installation method and other developed results will be reported. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *CABLES, SHALLOW WATER, LONG WAVELENGTHS, INSTALLATION, PRODUCTION

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE