Accession Number : ADD003449

Title :   Inflatable Sonar Array.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Stachiw,Jerry D ; Talkington,Howard R

Report Date : 09 Nov 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent relates to a portable submerged structure which uses fluid pressure to extend a plurality of flexible conduits until the conduits become rigid. In such a rigid configuration the flexible conduits provide a rigid support which is independent of any further moorings or other conventional structure used to obtain rigidity. The invention discloses the use of an open form of independent conduits as well as conduits which are joined to provide a closed geometric figure. A packaging and deploying system using a fluid released container is also disclosed.

Descriptors :   *Oceanographic equipment, *Inflatable structures, *Patents, Underwater structures, Pneumatic devices, Portable equipment, Arrays

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE