Accession Number : ADD000170

Title :   Frame for Low Frequency Source.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Behrendt,John W

Report Date : 29 Jan 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The patent describes a transducers array supported by a plurality of interconnected longitudinal and lateral fiber-lass members which terminate in a rigid, rectangular frame work defining the limits of a transducer mounting area. All points of juncture between the fiber glass members and the rigid framework are frictionally secured to induce no coupling-induced internal stresses at the juncture points. By mounting the high-energy transducer elements on the fiber-glass members, a tendency for resonance and sympathetic vibration within the supporting structure is dampened to within tolerable limits.

Descriptors :   *Sonar arrays, *Supports, *Patents, Transducers, Arrays, Frames, Fiberglass

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE