Accession Number : ADD009183

Title :   Towed Deployment of Acoustic Arrays.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Warnshuis,Paul L , Jr ; Serrell,Peter V

Report Date : 03 Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A compact, unitary sensor array support structure for use in a water medium comprises a plurality of scissor arms mounted on a support. The scissor arms are extended from the support to expand the sensor array, and are retracted to the support when the array is to be recovered. The support with the scissor arms retracted thereto is slidably housed within a container. Together, the support and the container form a hydrodynamic body which can be transported by towing in the water or removed from the water for transport or storage. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Extendable structures, *Sonar arrays, *Supports, Retractable, Towed arrays, Waterborne, Deployment, Housings, Hydrodynamic characteristics, Collapsible structures, Storage, Transportable, Recovery

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE