Accession Number : ADD012145
Title : Oil Filled Towed Array Hose without Couplings.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Brown,Douglas E ; Matthews,William
Report Date : 19 Nov 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : This patent disclosed a long, continuous, constant diameter, neutrally bouyant oil filled line array hose without couplings comprising a plastic inner hose having a layer of conducting and/or optical fibers wrapped helically around and bonded to the outer periphery along the neutral axis thereof. A strength member layer is encased within and bonded to an outer plastic sleeve which covers the conducting layer. Sensors are placed within the inner hose cavity through incisions formed at predetermined locations, attached to the conducting layer, and sensoring; the incisions are then chemically sealed. The hose cavity is filled with an insulating oil providing a continuous, oil filled constant diameter, line array hose devoid of coupling members.
Descriptors : *PATENTS, *TOWED ARRAYS, *HOSES, *ACOUSTIC ARRAYS, PLASTICS, SLEEVES, FIBER OPTICS, SEALED SYSTEMS, LINEAR ARRAYS, WATERPROOFING, FILLING, OILS, INSULATION, BUOYANCY, NEUTRAL
Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE