Accession Number : ADD002387

Title :   Equipment for Locating and Plotting the Position of Underwater Towed Vehicles.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Koesy,Calvin B

Report Date : 09 Sep 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The invention relates to position determining equipment for towed vehicles and more particularly a system for determining the relative position between an underwater vehicle being towed submerged and the tow ship. The invention is directed to determining and separately storing, at frequent intervals, range and bearing information of one or more towed vehicles with respect to the towing vessel to the end that such information is available on a substantially current basis for plotting at any desired time the then geographic position of a selected towed vehicle.

Descriptors :   *Underwater vehicles, *Towed vehicles, *Position finding, *Patents, Acoustic equipment, Transducers, Transponders, Slant range, Position location reporting system

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE