The intent of the route survey is to gather information to facilitate accurate installation
and mitigate risk to the cable. A combination of in-person Route Working Group
meetings and web-based meetings allow our customers full visibility to the survey
results and engineering solution.
A SubCom-directed survey is the basis for a reliable cable system that
incorporates optimal armor and burial recommendations. The cable engineers work
closely with the optical designers, the cable manufacturing facility, and the installation
team to facilitate a successful installation. Factory integration plans, cable ship tank
plans, and marine installation plans are prepared to meet the specialized needs of
the clients, all of which are coordinated through the cable engineering process. All
relevant documentation and change control adhere to our ISO processes.