Accession Number : ADD011870

Title :   Expendable Bathythermograph for Measuring Light Attenuation and Temperature Below the Ocean Surface.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sinex,C H ; Raff,B E

Report Date : 12 Jun 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : An expendable bathythermograph sensor is modified to include a fiber optic light pipe mounted thereon to carry incident light to a photodiode unit located inside the sensor. A thermistor is mounted on the sensor, and the photodiode unit includes multiplexed electronics for transmitting both optical and temperature data to measure temperature and light as a function of ocean depth.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *BATHYTHERMOGRAPHS, TEMPERATURE, PHOTODIODES, DEPTH, ATTENUATION, OPTICAL DATA, THERMISTORS, FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, UNDERWATER, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE