ANSI/SCTE 51 2018

Method for Determining Drop Cable Braid Coverage

The purpose of this document is to provide instruction on the calculation of braid coverage for braided coaxial drop cables. Braid coverage is expressed as a percentage of optical coverage of the underlying core by the braid wires. It is a function of the diameter of the cable core, the diameter of the wire braid, the number of carriers (groups of wire ends), the number of individual wires in each carrier and the picks per inch (distance between each carrier crossing.)