Accession Number : ADD012963

Title :   Hybrid Fiber Optics and Radio Frequency Telemetry Apparatus for Acquiring Data from an Underwater Environment.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Baran,Robert H ; Cioccio,Armand ; Cioccio,Mary J ; Komenda,Joseph G ; Hawkins,Ronald B

Report Date : 08 Jul 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An aparatus having both an optical communications link and a radio frequency communications link is configured for oceanologic use so as to acquire engineering data in-water and to telemeter it to an associated shore station. The apparatus comprises, inter alia, an in-water station, a buoy station and the above mentioned shore station. The in-water station includes a plurality of sensors, a data acquisition sub-system, and a fiber optics receiver, an interface unit, and a very high frequency (VHF) transmitter for telemetering the acquired engineering data, as stated previously, to the shore station. The shore station includes a VHF receiver, a data processor, and a data recorder for recording and storing processed data from the aforementioned data processor for subsequent reduction and analysis.(*Patents)

Descriptors :   *BUOYS, *DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, *FIBER OPTICS, *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *DETECTORS, *DATA ACQUISITION, *RECORDING SYSTEMS, *RECEIVERS, *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, STATIONS, ENGINEERING, UNDERWATER, INTERFACES, RADIO LINKS, RADIOFREQUENCY, SHORES, VERY HIGH FREQUENCY

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Telemetry
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE