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History E-Tek Dynamics was founded in 1983 The company started out as a research and development firm for the Department of Defense and NASA E-Tek started with only a few typewriters and a few hundred dollars little did they know that the company was on its way to being one of the leaders in communication The first task of this new company was to set up high-speed communications cables for NASA wwwe-tekcom Problem There are many problems that we must overcome The cables can only be one inch in diameter The cable must be able to transfer the data very long distances without losing any speed or data The cables need to be well insulated which will make it hard to fit the size specifications Above all the cable must be cheap Recommendations I recommend that we develop on big cable that will contain with many tiny wires in it We should make the wires really small so we can fit more into the big wire seen in figure 1 The metal for the wire must have high conductivity and flexibility Two thousand strands of wire should be able to fit in the two-inch tubing Data Wires can transfer data at high speeds but wires lose speed over long distances The metal most commonly used in wires to transfer data is copper Copper has an overall conductivity of approximately 601 percent Copper looses 212 percent due to Corrosion Resistance 67 in heat transfer and 15 percent thru Aesthetics We will be using a lot of copper the cost will be low because we are buying in bulk seen in figure 2 wwwcopperorgcablecommunicateshtml Another data transfer method is a new technology called Fiber optics To understand how a fiber optic cable works imagine a pipe that is several miles long Now imagine that the inside surface of the pipe has been coated with a perfect mirror Now imagine that you
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