Accession Number : ADA289610

Title :   Inspection Methods for Underwater Cables.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Noyes, Robin Y.

PDF Url : ADA289610

Report Date : 14 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 140

Abstract : Underwater cables serve many purposes, both military and commercial. The most common use of underwater cables is for telecommunications, where voice is transformed into either electrical current or pulses of laser light which are transmitted across the world's oceans via underwater cables. The military uses underwater cables in several ways in support of national defense. Hydrophone arrays deployed from underwater cables form an extensive integrated undersea surveillance system (RYSS) which is used to monitor the activities of submannes. The military also uses underwater cables for training, testing, and evaluation ranges in the ocean. These ranges use transponder units to track air, surface, and submerged targets for purposes such as measuring surface ship radiated noise or evaluating weapons systems accuracy. The underwater cables provide the means to transmit communications and data to control facilities. swr

Descriptors :   *UNDERWATER CABLES, GLOBAL, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, AIR, TEST METHODS, ACCURACY, LASER BEAMS, CONTROL CENTERS, LIGHT PULSES, ACOUSTIC ARRAYS, INSPECTION, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, HYDROPHONES, OCEANS, ELECTRIC CURRENT, NATIONAL DEFENSE, UNDERSEA SURVEILLANCE, UNDERWATER TARGETS.

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE