Accession Number : ADD009691

Title :   A Generalized Drifting Oceanographic Sensor.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Marshall,Samuel W

Report Date : 05 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A generalized drifting oceanographic sensor (GDOS) is cast adrift in the oceanographic environment along a pre-programmed depth schedule. A variable buoyancy housing has one or more external oceanographic sensors and an external acoustic telemetry transducer. Signal processing electronics are contained internal to the housing together with an electric power pack and multiplexer. The data from the sensors are processed, multiplexed and transmitted by the acoustic transducer. Additional data are obtained from azimuthal correlation by two or more fixed acoustic receivers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Oceanographic equipment, Submersibles, Unmanned, Detectors, Telemeter systems, Long range(Distance), Underwater sound equipment, Sonar transducers, Oceanographic data, Data acquisition, Drift

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE