Accession Number : ADD018042

Title :   Removable Air Mandrel.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 19 Jul 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sansone, Louis E

PDF Url : ADD018042

Report Date : 19 Jul 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The present invention relates to a removable air mandrel for use in manufacturing towed sonar arrays. The removable air mandrel is used to position hydrophone mandrels and has an inflatable tubular structure which includes expansion limiters. The expansion limiters are preferably fibers incorporated into the tubular structure. A process for using the removable air mandrel to assemble a towed sonar array is also disclosed.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *MANDRELS, POSITION(LOCATION), MANUFACTURING, TOWED ARRAYS, TUBULAR STRUCTURES, EXPANSION, HYDROPHONES, INFLATABLE STRUCTURES, LIMITERS, TOWED SONAR

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE