Accession Number : ADA113736

Title :   The Development of an Air-Launched Expendable Sound Velocimeter (AXSV).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : SIPPICAN OCEAN SYSTEMS INC MARION MA

PDF Url : ADA113736

Report Date : 20 Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This report is a summary of the work to develop an Air Launched Expendable Sound Velocimeter (AXSV). The intent of this program was to utilize standard hardware from Sippican's Air Expendable Bathythermograph (AXBT) and surface ship launched Expendable Sound Velocimeter (XSV) whenever possible. Several tests were conducted during the design development phase of this program to demonstrate design feasibility. Although these tests showed the feasibility of the AXSV design, additional testing will be required to improve system reliability prior to producing these units in large quantities. Sippican is now preparing to do this in an internally funded test program.

Descriptors :   *Velocimeters, *Acoustic equipment, Buoys, Air launched, Expendable, Modification, Commercial equipment, Feasibility studies, Reliability, Prototypes, Engineering drawings, Drop tests, Deployment

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE