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Record 67 of 14504
Safely splicing glass optical fibers
Author and Affiliation:
Korbelak, K.(General Cable Corp.)
Abstract: Field-repair technique fuses glass fibers in flammable environment. Apparatus consists of v-groove vacuum chucks on manipulators, high-voltage dc power supply and tungsten electrodes, microscope to observe joint alignment and fusion, means of test transmission through joint. Apparatus is enclosed in gas tight bos filled with inert gas during fusion. About 2 feet of fiber end are necessary for splicing.
Publication Date: Aug 01, 1980
Document ID:
19800000134
(Acquired Nov 04, 1995)
Accession Number: 80B10134
Subject Category: FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY
Report/Patent Number: KSC-11107
Document Type: NASA Tech Brief
Publication Information: NASA Tech Briefs (ISSN 0145-319X); 5; 1; P. 112
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Kennedy Space Center; Cocoa Beach, FL, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: FLAMMABILITY; FUSION (MELTING); GLASS FIBERS; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; OPTICAL COMMUNICATION; OPTICAL FIBERS; SPLICING
Availability Source: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV
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