Accession Number : ADD017729

Title :   Vertical Array Deployment Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 7 Nov 83, patented 11 Jul 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Reams, Donald E , Jr

Report Date : 11 Jul 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A deployment system is disclosed for deploying a vertical, sub-surface buoyed, underwater acoustic sensor array in the ocean which includes a mechanical load transfer and cable separation mechanism which is em bodied as a rigid triangular member. The vertical, sub-surface buoyed underwater acoustic sensor array is attached to a support cable which is connected at one end to the sub-surface buoy and at its other end to one of the vertices of the rigid triangular member. An anchor is attached to another vertex of the rigid triangular member and the third vertex of the triangular member is fitted with a strain relief/cable support, rotatable leg that is in turn attached to the deployment or shore cable. After deployment, the triangular member becomes the mechanical link between the array anchor and the array's vertical support member. It also acts as a mounting surface for the necessary electrical cable junction boxes or other required instrumentation and hardware. (MM)

Descriptors :   *UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, *ACOUSTIC DETECTORS, *PATENTS, LOADS(FORCES), ACOUSTIC ARRAYS, SUBSURFACE, UNDERWATER CABLES, ELECTRIC CABLES, BUOYS, ANCHORS, JUNCTION BOXES

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE