Accession Number : ADD014792

Title :   Fibermetal Acoustic Reflector for Sonar.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 26 Feb 70, patented 4 Dec 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : McGee, Hugh P ; Menton, Robert T

Report Date : 04 Dec 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : This patent discloses an underwater acoustic reflector for sonar applications having a title or other geometric form of fibermetal enclosed in a neoprene waterproof envelope and having surface area free of sharp projections that might puncture the envelope when subjected to elevated hydrostatic pressure and which is supported in the vicinity of sonar equipment to reflect away unwanted noise, to modify the acoustic field pattern, or to adjust hydrophone performance by operating as a baffle in the near field.

Descriptors :   ACOUSTIC FIELDS, ACOUSTIC REFLECTION, BAFFLES, ENVELOPE(SPACE), HYDROPHONES, NEAR FIELD, NEOPRENE, PATENTS, PATTERNS, REFLECTORS, SHARPNESS, SONAR, SONAR EQUIPMENT, SURFACES, UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT, WATERPROOFING

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE