Accession Number : ADD010167

Title :   A Cable Deployment System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wells,William G

Report Date : 06 Dec 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The present invention relates to launching systems, and more particularly to a cable deployment system for deploying an instrumentation package in an oceanographic environment. Generally deployment of an instrumentation package in an oceanographic environment consists of attaching a cable to the package and lowering the package via a winch which rotates a cable drum upon which the cable is wound. Alternatively, cables are baled in a buoy from which the package drops. However often it is desired to deploy a long cable from a ship, airplane, buoy, etc., with a simple device driven by the force of gravity with minimum risk of cable fouling or excessive cable fouling or excessive cable strain.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Instrumentation, *Oceanographic equipment, *Cables, Deployment, Underwater equipment

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE