Fibre optic spool for remote control of vehicles
RBOB fiber optic spools are ideal for remote control of land, air or underwater vehicles that need to operate in conditions where it is dangerous or impossible to have a human presence on board, and where radio signals cannot or should not be used.
Optical fiber spools of different lengths
We offer different packages in size and spool of fiber optic capacity depending on our customers’ requirements. We have standard packages and we can also custom design packages in size and material to suit your specific requirements. Simply describe your project through this form.
Single-mode optical fiber design
Our standard packages can deploy up to 2,000 m of 250 µm coated single mode optical fiber in a 94 mm long by 80 mm diameter box. The weight of such a spool is less than 340 g, which is ideal to carry it on a small-sized vehicle such as an aerial drone for instance.
Fiber optic spool connected to control station
The deployable side of the optical fiber spool is connected to the control station while the stationary fiber is connected to the vehicle. Hence, it is the vehicle that unwounds the spool, allowing a fast deployment without suffering from any traction nor any other mechanical force applied on the optical fiber during the deployment of the cable.
Products : Spools
The innovative concept of our disposable fiber optic spool for ROV, lies in the fact that it is directly mounted onto the underwater drone.
The RBOB-UGV fiber optic spool is ideal for remotely controlling ground unmanned vehicles that have to operate in conditions where it is dangerous or impossible to have an onboard human presence, and where radio frequency signals are not permitted.