AUTOMATIC ON-LINE HIGH STRENGTH FIBER OPTIC SPLICING

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6209
Amount: $49,845.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
15930 Luanne Dr, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 WILLIAM H CULVER
 (301) 840-2121
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DEVELOPMENT OF A SYSTEM FOR HIGH STRENGTH FIBER OPTIC SPLICING FOR APPLICATION IN PRECISION SPOOL WINDING FACILITIES IS PROPOSED. PHASE I EFFORT WOULD BE DEVOTED TO LITERATURE REVIEW, SELECTION OF SPLICING METHOD, DEFINITION OF SPLICING PROCEDURES, CONCEPTUAL DESIGN, AND PHASE II PLAN. PROCEDURES TO BE DEFINED INCLUDE BUFFER STRIPPING, CLEAVING, SPLICING PROPER, BUFFER RECOATING AND FIBER TRANSPORT BETWEEN VARIOUS STAGES OF THE OVERALL SPLICING PROCESS. PHASE II PLAN IS EXPECTED TO INCLUDE DESIGN OF FABRICATION AND TESTING OF AN EXPERIMENTAL SPLICING SYSTEM, ACCELERATED LIFE TESTING OF SPLICES MADE WITH THE SYSTEM, MEASUREMENTS TO CHARACTERIZE SPLICES, ANALYSIS OF RESULTS, DOCUMENTATION OF ALL PHASE II WORK AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CONTINUED WORK.

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