Accession Number : ADD014868

Title :   Electrical Conductor Detector.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 3 Aug 73, patented 12 Feb 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kirkland, James L

Report Date : 12 Feb 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Apparatus is disclosed for detecting partially submerged wires and determining the location of the above water portion thereof by injecting into the submerged portion a radio frequency electrical signal, and utilizing radio direction finders to obtain a fix on the resulting radiating above water portion. An insulation cutting probe is used, and a radio frequency injection signal generator is described that minimizes power loss to the water medium.

Descriptors :   CUTTING, DETECTORS, ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS, ELECTRICITY, INSULATION, LOSSES, POWER, PROBES, RADIO DIRECTION FINDERS, RADIOFREQUENCY, SIGNALS, UNDERWATER, WATER, WIRE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE