Accession Number : ADD017467

Title :   Water Expanding Compressed Sponge Cable Fairing.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 25 Aug 93, patented 21 Feb 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Miller, Howard A

Report Date : 21 Feb 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A cable fairing preferably for an underwater cable is formed from regenerated cellulose spoilage material. The fairing is attached to the cable while the material is in an expanded and dehydrated state. Once hydrated, the fairing may be compressed from a flexible state to a compacted state for storage of the cable. The fairing assumes its original streamline shape when again deployed in water.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *CABLE FAIRINGS, COMPRESSION, EXPANSION, STORAGE, UNDERWATER CABLES, CELLULOSE, SPONGES

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE