Accession Number : ADD017484

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

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 15 Jun 93, patented 3 Jan 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 03 Jan 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 9

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 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 therethrough which link the antenna to the vehicle. The buoy is positively buoyant.

Descriptors :   *UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *PATENTS, *COMMUNICATION BUOYS, *UNDERWATER COMMUNICATIONS, MEASUREMENT, DETECTORS, ACCELERATION, INSULATION, WIRE, DEPTH, SURFACES, GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, ANTENNAS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, CIRCUITS, RANGE(DISTANCE), AMBIENT NOISE, BOTTOM, NOISE(SOUND), TOWED BODIES, EXTREMELY LOW FREQUENCY VELOCITY

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE