Accession Number : ADD013179

Title :   Simulator for Testing Sonobuoys.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 20 May 82, patented 13 Mar 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ante,Louis E ; Lindquist,Richard A ; Roeschlein,Eugene R

Report Date : 13 Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Apparatus is provided for simulating an ocean environment for sonobuoys which are being tested in a relatively calm body of water. A floating platform is towed through water to simulate a sea current, and a sonobouy being tested is attached by a cable to the floating platform. A drum, driven by a reversible motor, winds and unwinds the cable to simulate wave action while the floating platform is being towed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS, *SIMULATORS, SONOBUOYS, SEA TESTING, FLOATING PLATFORMS, TOWED BODIES, WINCHES, OCEAN WAVES, SIMULATION, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE