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