Monday 30 July 2012

Cutting new cables

In yesterday's post, we went through the reasons why we need particular lengths and how we were going to optimise the cable deployment. Today, we have some photographs. These show some of the steps involved in adapting our existing cable set to the altered site conditions.

The "workshop". This is one of the site shipping containers, temporarily fitted out to provide a cable assembly area. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)

Fitting new connectors to the end of a cut cable. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)

Tools of the trade. Various cutting tools, connectors, and the portable cable analyser units. These are used to measure the propagation delay of the newly completed cables. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)

And, finally, here are some cut and prepared 40m cables, ready for deployment on the KAIRA LBA field. (Photo: D. McKay-Bukowski)

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