Shipboard Fiber Optic Cables Design Enhancements (2019-477-001)
- RSL Fiber Systems, LLC
- Penn State University ARL Electro Optics Center
- OFS Fitel
- Austal USA
- HII-Newport News Shipbuilding
- SUPSHIP Gulf Coast
NSRP ASE Investment: $150K
The effort identified areas where the cable designs used on U.S. naval vessels can be enhanced to reduce the cost of ships’ construction, modernization, and maintenance, improve installation practices, and facilitate the implementation of new technologies such as fiber optic lighting, remote fiber optic sensing, power over fiber, Li-Fi, and other applications requiring highly reliable fiber optic cables. The effort evaluated the tests the cables are subjected to in order to qualify for shipboard use and determine if they are adequate to reflect the conditions encountered at installation and use.
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