Accession Number : ADD009925

Title :   In-Flight Hydrophone Deployment System for Underwater Vehicles.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Albert,Orrin W , Jr

Report Date : 14 Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A hydrophone deployment apparatus is provided for an underwater vehicle wherein the apparatus includes an annular drum releasably mounted about the tail portion of the vehicle. A plurality of arms are pivotally connected to the aft portion of the drum and are capable of swinging from forward positions flush with the vehicle to aft positions behind the drum. A device is provided for enabling retention and selective releasing of the arms from the forward flush positions. A hydrophone is releasably mounted on the inside of one of the arms, and a cable is connected between the hydrophone and the vehicle with an intermediate portion wound on the drum.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Underwater vehicles, *Hydrophones, *Deployment, Acoustic detection, Underwater sound equipment, Towing cables, Mechanical impedance, Maneuverability, Structural analysis, Specifications, Engineering drawings, Mounting brackets, Release mechanisms, Jettisonable equipment

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Submarine Engineering
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE