Accession Number : ADD003177

Title :   Insulated Conductor Detector.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Higgins,Francis J

Report Date : 25 Nov 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to an insulated conductor detector having a weighted body containing a rotatable cutter blade which rotates only after a predetermined force is applied to the cutting edge thereof. Disposed on each side of said cutter blade are a pair of inductance coils, one of which forwardly radiates radio frequency electromagnetic energy toward an acquired electrical conductor to be cut and the other of which receives a rebroadcast thereof from said conductor until such time it is cut. Cutting of the conductor is indicated by a rapid decrease of current flow in the receiving inductance circuit.

Descriptors :   *Cable cutting devices, *Patents, Underwater equipment, Underwater cutting, Detectors, Electric cables, Towed bodies

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE