Accession Number : ADD007222

Title :   Transducer Array Release and Pressure Compensation System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : McKinney,James A

Report Date : 14 Feb 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A transducer array release and pressure compensation system for releasing a nose cone assembly from a cylindrical housing so as to deploy a plurality of transducer elements and pressure compensate the transducer elements. When hydrostatic pressure is applied to a bladder located within the nose cone assembly, the bladder pulls a release cable so as to release a split ring which secures the nose cone assembly to the cylindrical housing. The application of hydrostatic pressure to the bladder forces air from the nose cone assembly through a compensator airline to the transducer elements so as to pressure compensate the transducer elements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Release mechanisms, *Pneumatic actuators, Linear arrays, Hydrostatic pressure, Compensation, Pressure gradients

Subject Categories : Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE