optical-fiber cable

optical-fiber cable

[′äp·tə·kəl ¦fī·bər ′kā·bəl]
(electromagnetism)
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But a broken optical-fiber cable forced researchers atop the 3,790-meter Antarctic peak to abandon their efforts late last week after Dante had barely crept over the rim of the volcano's outer crater.
The robot has two spools at its rear that play out an optical-fiber cable linking Dante's onboard sensors and motors with its "brain," the computers that provide its depth perception and ability to self-navigate.
To rectify the problem, communications engineers install "repeaters" along the optical-fiber cable to clean up and amplify the degraded signal.