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Effect of earthquake motion on the mechanical reliability of optical cables
Author(s): Patrick W. Hart; Russ Tucker; Hakan H. Yuce; John P. Varachi; Casey J. Wieczorek; Anthony DeVito
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Paper Abstract

Because of the wide deployment of fiber with cables often carrying 100,000 or more voice circuits, even a one minute interruption in telecommunication service can totally disrupt the affected communities. Therefore, service reliability of the telecommunication network is essential in an information-intensive society. One of the major reliability issues is the serviceability of telecommunication systems following a major earthquake. In this paper, we analyzed the mechanical failures of optical fibers from a cable subjected to a major earthquake.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1366, Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24721
Show Author Affiliations
Patrick W. Hart, Pacific Bell (United States)
Russ Tucker, Pacific Bell (United States)
Hakan H. Yuce, Bell Communications Research (United States)
John P. Varachi, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Casey J. Wieczorek, Bell Communications Research (United States)
Anthony DeVito, Bell Communications Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1366:
Fiber Optics Reliability: Benign and Adverse Environments IV
Roger A. Greenwell; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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