22 August 1985 Quick, Low Skill Fibre Cable Repair System In Hostile Environments
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Proceedings Volume 0522, Fibre Optics '85; (1985) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.946235
Event: Sira/Fibre Optics '85, 1985, London, United Kingdom
Abstract
As the expansion of fibre optic systems continues and the amount of installed single and multiway ruggedised fibre cable increases there has been a growing interest in "IN-SITU" fibre cable repair systems. Until recently, fibre cable repairs have been centred around conventional techniques (1, 2 & 3) i.e. termination and fusion splicing. The repair conditions dictated by these techniques requires the utilisation of the following facilities and materials:- 1. Epoxy resin systems and their applicators. 2. Good polishing facilities. 3. Passive hand held tools: e.g. cable strippers, wire cutters, fibre cleaver etc. 4. Active tools (electrically powered); e.g. Arc fusion splicer, heat gun, heat curing fixtures etc. 5. Connectors for terminated fibres. 6. Completed internal and external splice protection (for fusion splicing). 7. Visual inspection (microscopes).
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T. I. Allos, T. I. Allos, C. M. Warnes, C. M. Warnes, P. J. Lee, P. J. Lee, } "Quick, Low Skill Fibre Cable Repair System In Hostile Environments", Proc. SPIE 0522, Fibre Optics '85, (22 August 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946235; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.946235
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