Accession Number : ADD015452

Title :   Tactical Acoustic Decoy.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 4 Nov 91, patented 2 Jun 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mendenhall, Mark A

Report Date : 02 Jun 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : An efficient yet relatively simple tactical acoustic decoy apparatus is disclosed for providing protective cover for a sea going vessel against homing and/or fire control devices operating on infrared, sonar or microwave reflected energy which comprises a plurality of decoy rounds constructed for launch by a decoy round launching mechanism, a load such as a transducer assembly within each decoy round which when deployed provides an effective countermeasure against homing or fire control devices and means for deploying the load.

Descriptors :   *ACOUSTIC DECOYS, *PATENTS, *ACOUSTIC COUNTERMEASURES, CONTROL, ENERGY, HOMING, LAUNCHING, MICROWAVES, OCEANS, ACOUSTICS, TRANSDUCERS

Subject Categories : Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE