SpoolOptical fiber

Fiber optic spools for tethered vehicles

The RBOB fiber optic spools are ideal to remotely control either ground, or aerial, or underwater tethered vehicles that have to operate in conditions where it is dangerous or impossible to have an onboard human presence, and where radio frequency signals cannot or must not be used.

Spool fiber optic for tethered vehicles

Fiber 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.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with your specific requirements.

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