Accession Number : ADD014161

Title :   Volumetric Transducer Array and Erecting Structure.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 4 Dec 75, patented 7 Apr 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bennett, Derek J ; Anderson, Gene

Report Date : 07 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A structure for support of a volumetric transducer array that self-erects when deployed in water. Dual assemblies of radially arranged telescoping arms are coaxially aligned to support a plurality of linear transducer arrays which are secured to the ends of corresponding arms between the assemblies. The arms are each telescoped outwardly by respective support cables which are tensed by suspending the deployed array between a float and a terminal mass. Patents. (RH)

Descriptors :   *ARRAYS, *DEPLOYMENT, *PATENTS, *TELESCOPING STRUCTURES, *TRANSDUCERS, CABLES, LINEAR ARRAYS, MASS, VOLUME, WATER

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE