Accession Number : ADD018461

Title :   Towed Array With Non-Acoustic Sensor Module.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 21 Jan 97,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rainey, Kenneth P ; Liguore, Joseph ; Podurgiel, Joseph

PDF Url : ADD018461

Report Date : 21 Jan 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A towed array includes an array of N hydrophone groups and one or more non-acoustic sensor modules structurally connected in-line with the array of hydrophone groups. The hydrophone groups and non-acoustic sensor module(s) are coupled to a common data transmission line. Each of the hydrophone groups defines a portion of an acoustic aperture occupying a specified length of the towed array. Each non-acoustic sensor module has a length that is n times the specified length where n is a whole number multiple of the total number of hydrophone groups.

Descriptors :   *TOWED ARRAYS, *SONAR ARRAYS, *TOWED SONAR, SIGNAL PROCESSING, PATENT APPLICATIONS, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), STRIP TRANSMISSION LINES, HYDROPHONES, APERTURES

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE