Accession Number : ADD003221

Title :   Opto-Acoustic Hydrophone.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Stimler,Morton

Report Date : 02 Sep 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes an opto-acoustic hydrophone for converting acoustic signals to corresponding modulated optical signals and transmitting the converted signals via a fiber optics cable to a sonobuoy. Light reflected from a mirror or equivalent oscillating in accordance to received acoustic signals is transmitted via fiber optics to a sonobuoy for further transmission.

Descriptors :   *Hydrophones, *Underwater sound equipment, *Patents, Acoustooptics, Fiber optics transmission lines, Sonobuoys

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE