Accession Number : ADP005289

Title :   Fiber Optic Plenum Cable,

Corporate Author : BELDEN/COOPER INDUSTRIES GENEVA IL

Personal Author(s) : Angeles,Purita ; Kurt,Jeffrey

Report Date : NOV 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Fiber optic plenum cables use fluorocarbon jackets to provide the low smoke and flame characteristics required to be classified as plenum cables. Compared with more commonly used optical cable jackets, fluorocarbon jackets have less creep resistance and potentially higher shrinkback. Consequently, the establishment of satisfactory plenum cables required both specialized modeling and experimental cable testing. This paper describes theoretical modelling of the change in attenuation of a plenum fiber optic cable as a function of temperature range. The temperature test results of one and two fiber plenum cables and single fiber connectorized assemblies show the models to be useful tools in rationally developing fiber optic plenum cable. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FIBER OPTICS, *CABLES, PLENUM CHAMBERS

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE