Special cable: Optical cable of wide application

Developers: Special cable
Date of the premiere of the system: 2022/05/12
Technology: CKC

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2022: Development of a widely used optical cable

Engineers Moscow scientifically-production enterprises Special cable"" invented an ultra-thin and ultra-light optical cable wide application. This development will be used in the rocket space industry, aircraft industry, to robotics and other areas. This was announced on May 12, 2022 by the head of the Department of Investment and Industrial Policy of Moscow Complex of Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations of the capital,. Vladislav Ovchinsky

"The capital's cable industry is continuously modernizing its production sites. As of May 2022, 11 such plants are operating in Moscow. In the first three months of 2022, the volume of shipped goods of their own production amounted to 8.4 billion rubles, which is 27 percent more than in the same period last year. Engineers of one of the enterprises in Moscow created an ultra-thin and ultra-light optical microcable. The development opens up additional opportunities for astronautics, aircraft engineering and robotics, where, along with optical characteristics, restrictions on the mass and size of products are important, "-

said Vladislav Ovchinsky.

The head of the department noted that tests of samples of this development are still being carried out. Serial production is scheduled for 2023. Every year, the company will be able to produce about 100 kilometers of such cables.

"We have developed a fairly light and thin optical cable. Of course, reducing the weight and size parameters of the microcable is not a formality, but following the needs of current equipment. "Weightless" product can be used in control systems and avionics of unmanned aerial vehicles, for intra-unit switching in conditions of tight installation, as well as in systems for monitoring and diagnostics of structural elements of the fuselage and wings of aircraft, "-

said Andrei Gusev, head of the design and technology department of fiber optic cables and cable assemblies of the Spetskabel enterprise.

He added that the development can also be used as a hydroacoustic cable sensor used to detect microseismic events in the development of subsea hydrocarbon deposits. The system is capable of replacing tens of thousands of traditional hydrophones (a specialized microphone for receiving sound and hydrophone under water) and accelerometers (a device that measures the projection of apparent acceleration).