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