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