Accession Number : ADD004198

Title :   Catacoustic Navigating System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,Phillip R ; van Eepoel,Robert P

Report Date : 25 Jan 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A Channel defining system for aiding the navigation through a body of water of a vessel equipped with a high resolution pulsed catacoustic system adapted to scan the bottom in range abeam of the vessel comprising an elongated buoyant ridge-like strip of acoustic reflecting material extending lengthwise of the channel on the channel bottom and laterally spaced from the center line of the channel by a substantially constant known distance, and anchoring weights secured to said strip at spaced positions along its length. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Acoustic reflection, *Acoustic navigation, Channels(Waterways), Reflectors, Bottom

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Marine Engineering
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE