Accession Number : ADD015948

Title :   Apparatus and Method of Radio Communication from a Submerged Underwater Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, filed 15 Jun 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : O'Connell, Thomas A

Report Date : 15 Jun 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A device and method for communicating from an underwater vehicle by surfacing an antenna in a towed buoy without surfacing the underwater vehicle. The underwater vehicle has control circuitry and sensors allowing the control circuitry to receive data from sensors allowing the control circuitry to receive data from sensors measuring velocity, acceleration, distance to bottom, depth of vehicle, and ambient acoustic noise. The buoy is towed behind the vehicle on a tether having insulated wires there-through which link the antenna to the vehicle. The buoy is positively buoyant.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *UNDERWATER COMMUNICATIONS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *COMMUNICATION BUOYS, UNDERWATER VEHICLES, TOWED BODIES, ANTENNAS, BUOYANCY, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, TETHERING, SUBMARINES, RADIOFREQUENCY, AMBIENT NOISE

Subject Categories : Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE