Accession Number : ADD018311

Title :   Improved Submarine Deployed Sea-State Sensor.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 22 Aug 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Shonting, David ; Knox, Jeffrey R

PDF Url : ADD018311

Report Date : 22 Aug 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The invention relates generally to the field of electronic sensing devices, and more particularly to sensors for sensing selected conditions on an ocean surface. The invention specifically provides a sensor which may be deployed by a submarine or other submerged platform, which can obtain wave statistics regarding significant wave height, mean and 'rms' (root-mean-square) wave height, wave frequency spectra I information, variance, the significance and mean period and sea state, from which conditions such as surface wind speed can be determined.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *REMOTE DETECTORS, *SEA STATES, *BUOYS, DEPLOYMENT, OCEAN SURFACE, SUBMARINE EQUIPMENT, WIND VELOCITY, UNDERWATER

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE