Linden’s patented BSTFOC are thin, rugged, buoyant optical cables that can float on the surface, remain neutrally buoyant at depth or have controlled density to sink at pre-determined rates.
These cables can be manufactured in lengths >40 km with no splices. Linden has used BSTFOC to successfully manufacture 30 km precision wound, inside-payout packs. The cables have been tested to hydrostatic pressure of 4 kpsi, have an OD in the range of 0.9 to 1.1 mm and 50 lbf tensile strength. SG can be tailored from 1 to 1.5. The cables have been successfully terminated with LC, SC, FC, ST, Greene-Tweed and Fischer connectors.
Applications include many classes of ROVs; in small ROVs buoyant cable does not result in undesirable drag on the ROV.
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