Accession Number : ADD000546

Title :   Rigid Line Array Suspension System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Caldwell,Hamlin A , Jr

Report Date : 07 Jun 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent application relates to a towed negatively buoyant rigid linear array having three forward floats of double ogival shaped with a buoyancy equal to or slightly greater than the negative buoyancy of the array attached to a tow cable. The distance between the array and the middle float is equal to the desired array depth. The separation between the centers of the floats is equal to 2 pi times the minimum bend radius. A drogue line at the aft end of the array is adjusted to equal the depth at which the array is to be suspended.

Descriptors :   *Towed sonar, *Towing cables, *Floats, Patents, Suspension devices, Underwater, Suspended arrays

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE