Accession Number : ADD003448

Title :   Housing Configuration for High Resolution Sonar.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Byers,Jimmy F

Report Date : 02 Nov 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes a hydrodynamically streamlined, towable sonar apparatus. It is characterized by a housing, including a central frame having a circular planar web portion from which extend a plurality of annular coaxial ribs which cooperate with similar ribs extending inwardly from top and bottom concavo-convex cover members to define annular chambers and to provide compressive load bearing support. Transducers are arrayed on the periphery of the frame and enclosed in a curved plastic fairing thereabout. Electronics are accommodated in the annular chambers.

Descriptors :   *Towed sonar, *Towed bodies, *Patents, Housings(Enclosures), Hydrodynamic configurations

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE