Accession Number : ADD016119

Title :   Blanket Array Adhesion System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 27 Apr 79, patented 23 Nov 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wardle, William F

Report Date : 23 Nov 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : An adhesion system utilizes a pair of liquid suction systems for adhering a blanket transducer array to the external hull of a vessel. Both liquid suction systems can be individually controlled. The first suction system produces a low liquid pressure under rigid saucer-like shells and causes these shells to press against the hull surface. The second suction system operates similar to the first and is located in the area surrounding the shells. In operation it is possible to enhance the adhering ability of the system by maintaining a lower pressure in the first system. This is feasible due to the rigidity of the material in the first system.

Descriptors :   *ADHESION, *TRANSDUCERS, *PATENTS, ARRAYS, BLANKETS, EXTERNAL, LIQUIDS, MATERIALS, OPERATION, PRESSURE, RIGIDITY, SUCTION, SURFACES, NAVAL VESSELS, HULLS(MARINE)

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE