Accession Number : ADD015083

Title :   Super Polyelectrolytic Communication Links.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 1 Oct 90, patented 17 Sep 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Nadolink, Richard H

Report Date : 17 Sep 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Apparatus and process for providing a communication link between separate submersibles and, in particularly, for providing communication between a launched submersible and a host submmersible. A thread of polyelectrolytic material is provided in electrical communication with a launched submersible prior to launch and payed out and stretched as the launched submersible extends a distance from the host submersible to permit secure communication between the submersible, transmission of command signals for guidance and arming/-disarming, from the host to the launched submersible, and to receive data from deployed sensors. The conductive thread includes an organic solvent having dispersed therein a first polymer consisting of a water insoluble polymer that serves as the conductive polymer backbone and a second polymer consisting of a semi-water soluble high molecular weight polymer that effectively surrounds the conductive polymer backbone.

Descriptors :   COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, CONDUCTIVITY, DEPLOYMENT, DETECTORS, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, LAUNCHING, ORGANIC SOLVENTS, POLYMERS, SECURE COMMUNICATIONS, SIGNALS, SUBMERSIBLES, WATER

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE