In the design of cables for use in undersea sensor systems, the majority of cables in present use are heavy, subject to corrosion, and are subjected to some degree of torque generation under tension and resultant kinking upon the sudden release of tension. This article studies the area of cable development with specific interest on materials selection. A supplementaty article will study cable design and associated criteria. The various materials for an undersea cable are given, with characteristics of each material enumerated. An overall evaluation of each material is included, with its advantages and disadvantages discussed.

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    Compass Publications Incorporated

    1117 North 19th Street, Suite 1000
    Arlington, VA  United States  22209
  • Authors:
    • Swenson, R C
    • Stoltz, R A
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

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  • Accession Number: 00050950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part I
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM