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Mr. Fixit

September 22, 2012

September 21st:

Rudy and Mike work on the umbilical cable for the ROV

Rudy and Mike hard at work re-splicing the umbilical cable for the ROV.

If you do everything on your own, with a small group of people, you rapidly become an expert.

~ Hans Fricke (Marine Biologist)

The daylight hours today were dedicated to resolving issues with the winch (which is essential in raising and lowering the ROV, box core, and CTD) as well as fixing a break in the ROV umbilical cable. Though neither had much, if any, experience splicing fiber-optic cables together prior to today, with the help of some instructions Rudy and Mike rapidly became experts themselves.

The ROV cable is made up of many different wires and fibers.

The umbilical cable is composed of many strands of different types of wires, each with a different function.

Rudy’s steady hand holds the end of a single fiber-optic cable (about the thickness of two strands of human hair)

Rudy’s steady hand holds the end of a single fiber-optic cable (about the thickness of two strands of human hair)

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