Accession Number : ADD002039
Title : Seafloor Mapping System.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Hitchcock,Robert O
Report Date : 30 May 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 19
Abstract : The patent application relates generally to seafloor mapping systems and more particularly to such systems generating a stereo-film of the seafloor topography. The sea floor mapping system uses echo signals from a pair of towed, side-looking sonar transducers to generate in real time a roll of photographic film which after conventional processing can be directly viewed in a stereoscope to produce a three-dimensional illusion of seafloor topography.
Descriptors : *Ocean bottom topography, *Mapping, Patents, Stereomapping, Sonar echoes, Electron beams, Real time
Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE