Accession Number : ADD014674

Title :   Air/Sea Temperature Probe.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 27 Apr 89, patented 4 Sep 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Olson, Jack R ; Hitney, Herbert V ; Paulus, Richard A ; Anderson, Kenneth D

Report Date : 04 Sep 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : An air/sea temperature probe is disclosed which can be deployed from a moving ship to detect the temperature profile of the atmosphere and ocean beyond the thermal influence of a ship. The probe includes a temperature transducer which utilizes a bifilar wire that provides a very quick air temperature time constant. The transducer is mounted within a radiation shield having low thermal conductance to minimize thermal and solar radiation contamination and is coupled to a signal processing network. In operation, the probe is deployed from a ship and provides temperature telemetry via an electrical data link coupled between the signal processing network and a receiving transducer located onboard the ship. Keywords: Patents; Temperature measuring instruments; Atmospheric temperature; Sea water temperature; Ship launched probes. (edc)

Descriptors :   *AIR WATER INTERACTIONS, *PATENTS, *TEMPERATURE MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, DATA LINKS, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, MOTION, NETWORKS, OCEANS, PROBES, PROFILES, RADIATION SHIELDING, CONTAMINATION, SEA WATER, SHIPS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, SOLAR RADIATION, TELEMETER SYSTEMS, TEMPERATURE, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, THERMAL PROPERTIES, THERMAL RADIATION, TRANSDUCERS, WIRE

Subject Categories : Holography
      Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE