Accession Number : ADD000172

Title :   Buoy Construction.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Frazier,Larry Vane W

Report Date : 05 Feb 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes a vertically disposed tube having valves at each end and suspended in the ocean for the purpose of creating dynamic system stability. When the valves are closed, water is trapped in the tube and forms a large mass which is added to the system. If both valves are open, water flows freely through the tube with no vertical stability added to the system.

Descriptors :   *Buoys, *Construction, *Patents, Dynamics, Stability, Oceanographic data

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE