Accession Number : ADD017800

Title :   Integrated Cable Navigation and Control System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 8 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Racette, Russell A , III

PDF Url : ADD017800

Report Date : 08 Sep 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A system for accurate guidance of a vessel and precise deployment of undersea cable or pipe includes cable control sensors for monitoring cable length, payout rate, and cable tension; navigation sensors for monitoring vessel position, heading, and speed; and environmental sensors for monitoring the water depth and current profile. A cable navigation control processor uses data collected by the cable control sensors, navigation sensors, and environmental sensors and compares this data with a predetermined cable payout plan to compute the ideal vessel heading and speed and the appropriate cable payout rate.

Descriptors :   *DEPLOYMENT, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *UNDERWATER CABLES, *SURFACE NAVIGATION, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, MONITORING, RATES, ACCURACY, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, DEPTH, PROFILES, LENGTH, PRECISION, TENSION, GUIDANCE

Subject Categories : Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE