Accession Number : ADD002491

Title :   Environmental Profiler.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hickey,George F , Jr

Report Date : 23 Dec 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to an environmental profiler and method for use in water to measure the different parameters of the water along a vertical line from 3000 feet to the surface or any other desired depth. The device includes 64 individual gas generators each of which are sufficient to raise the device at a rate of 1.5 ft/sec. The device is programmed to vent the excess gas and to be lowered to the bottom after each trip until all gas generators have been activated. The sampling is made during descent and ascent and while at bottom and top, with the sampling information recorded digitally by instrumentation carried by the profiler.

Descriptors :   *Oceanographic equipment, *Temperature measuring instruments, *Patents, Sea water, Temperature gradients, Profiles, Gas generating systems

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE