Accession Number : ADD017743

Title :   Submersible Sensor System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 19 Sep 94, patented 19 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Carter, G C

Report Date : 19 Sep 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A vessel, such as a submarine, has onboard sensor processing, display, and computer control capability for an array of sensors deployed from the vessel. The array includes a plurality of cables containing numerous sensors on each cable. The cables are suspended vertically from a housing on reels that provide a convenient means for deployment and recovery of the array. A submersible means at the lower end of the cables includes active transducers, propulsion devices and control surfaces for orienting and driving the structure so as to maintain a speed and direction for this structure corresponding to that of the vessel. (MM)

Descriptors :   *DETECTORS, *SUBMERSIBLES, VELOCITY, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, TRANSDUCERS, HOUSINGS, UNDERWATER CABLES, TOWING, SUSPENDED ARRAYS, CABLE REELS

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE