SBIR-STTR Award

Development of an air-deployed fiber optic cable flat winder
Profile last edited on: 3/9/02

Program
SBIR
Agency
DARPA
Total Award Amount
$54,462
Award Phase
1
Principal Investigator
Vern Goodwin
Activity Indicator

Company Information

Machine Design Engineers

700 S Industrial Way
Seattle, WA 98108
   (206) 762-5454
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Phase I

Phase I year
1984
Phase I Amount
$54,462
The Phase I proposed work will prove the feasibilility of a concept of a machine to flat wind fiber optic cable into packs suitable for air deployment. The work will include evaluation of the concept as to the machine's capability to wind the various types of cable into flat layers, successfully transition from one layer to the next, provide a pre-twist, apply glue and matrix compounds, interface with cannisters and adapt to computer control. A clear plastic, working model of the machine will be constructed and used for concept evaluation. A hand operated prototype will be designed and built for testing to identify problems and to prove feasibility. A final summary report will be prepared.

Phase II

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