Detection methods for locating obstructions in blown optical fiber ducts

Abstract

Currently obstructions in blown optical fiber (BOF) tubing (microducts) are found using the ball bearing test (BB test) as described in test method 6H1 of MIL-STD-2042. A 4.5 millimeter (.17 inch) BB is launched down the entire length of the tubing (6 mm ID) with air pressure ranging from 50 to 100 psig. The BOF tubing is considered obstruction free if the… (More)

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@article{Cashdollar2012DetectionMF, title={Detection methods for locating obstructions in blown optical fiber ducts}, author={Lucas J. Cashdollar and John Mazurowski and A. Trageser and Robert M. Keolian and Matthew E Poese}, journal={IEEE Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Digest CD}, year={2012}, pages={60-61} }