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Title: Standard testing procedures for optical fiber and unshielded twisted pair at Sandia National Laboratories

Abstract

This document will establish a working standard for testing optical fiber and unshielded twisted pair cables included in the Lab-wide telecommunications cabling system. The purpose of these standard testing procedures is to deliver to all Sandians a reliable, low-maintenance, state-of-the-art, ubiquitous telecommunications cabling infrastructure capable of satisfying all current and future telecommunication needs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10115336
Report Number(s):
SAND-93-1076
ON: DE94005315; TRN: 94:001239
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Nov 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; OPTICAL FIBERS; QUALITY CONTROL; INSPECTION; MATERIALS TESTING; STANDARDS; COMMUNICATIONS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; MEASURING METHODS; 420500; 360606; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Citation Formats

Adams, R.L. Standard testing procedures for optical fiber and unshielded twisted pair at Sandia National Laboratories. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.2172/10115336.
Adams, R.L. Standard testing procedures for optical fiber and unshielded twisted pair at Sandia National Laboratories. United States. doi:10.2172/10115336.
Adams, R.L. 1993. "Standard testing procedures for optical fiber and unshielded twisted pair at Sandia National Laboratories". United States. doi:10.2172/10115336. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10115336.
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