Accession Number : ADD016548

Title :   Flexible Component Sheet Embedding Operational Components.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 7 May 69, patented 16 Aug 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Libuha, John J ; Wardle, William F

Report Date : 16 Aug 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A flexible sheet in which miniaturized operational components, such as hydrophones, solid-state preamplifiers and wires, can be embedded or molded into a flexible carrier. The sheet can also be built up of layers, such as an acoustic isolation layer. The sheet is affixed to a mounting surface by adhesives or otherwise and assumes the shape of the mounting surface so that conformal transducer arrays, for example, are easily formed.

Descriptors :   *SONAR TRANSDUCERS, *SHIP HULLS, *SUBMARINE HULLS, *ACOUSTIC ARRAYS, *PATENTS, ACOUSTICS, ADHESIVES, ARRAYS, HYDROPHONES, ISOLATION, LAYERS, PREAMPLIFIERS, SHAPE, SHEETS, TRANSDUCERS, WIRE, FLEXIBLE MATERIALS, EMBEDDING, CONFORMAL STRUCTURES

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Marine Engineering
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE