Accession Number : ADD000226

Title :   Rotating Acoustic Scanner System for Positioning Objects on the Ocean Floor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hitchcock,Robert D ; Malloy,Richard J

Report Date : 26 Mar 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent describes a pair of rotating sonar transducers mounted on a support structure which is equipped with thruster units for effecting vertical and lateral motion of the system during deployment on the ocean floor. Position accuracy is obtained by deployment of a self-contained benchmark array which is used to establish a reference plot.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Side looking sonar, *Positioning devices(Machinery), Scanning sonar, Rotation, Underwater equipment, Ocean bottom, Position finding, Sonar transducers, Sonar targets

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE