Accession Number : ADD007268

Title :   Electrolytic Pressure Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,Alton D ; Estes,Nelson N

Report Date : 18 Mar 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A vessel detecting apparatus comprising means responsive to the time varying negative pressure signal produced by the passage of a vessel in proximity to the detecting apparatus for producing an electrical signal having a time varying amplitude correlative with the square root of pressure signal, means for integrating said electrical signal over the interval of the negative pressure signal duration, and utilization means responsive to the time integral of said electrical signal. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Mine fuzes, *Underwater mines, Proximity fuzes, Hydrostatic pressure, Wake, Sensitivity, Electrolytic cells, Pressure switches, Background noise, Electric filters

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE