Accession Number : ADD008557

Title :   Electronic Function Selector for Sonobuoys.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lindquist,Richard A ; Roeschlein,Eugene R

Report Date : 19 Jan 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The present invention relates to sonobuoys and more particularly to means for selecting and setting different operating parameters such as transmitter channel frequency, operating lifetime and depth of hydrophone deployment. A microcomputer and memory are provided within a sonobuoy and a single setting switch is provided to select data to be set in memory which retains the desired operating parameters. A second switch and display elements are provided which, after programming, can be used to provide a visual indication of the parameters which are in memory. After deployment of a sonobuoy and activation of a sea-water battery, the memory contents are transferred to operating circuitry to cause the sonobuoy to perform the programmed functions. It is therefore a general object of the present invention to provide an electronic function selector for programming a sonobuoy.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Sonobuoys, Hydrophones, Microcomputers, Sea water batteries, Computer programming, Deployment, Transmitters, Channels, Functions, Inventions, Switches

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE