Accession Number : ADD018733

Title :   Portable Acoustic Turbulence Detector

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 2 Feb 96, patented 9 Sep 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Medeiros, Diane ; Oeschger, John ; Hebda, Peter R

Report Date : 09 Sep 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The present invention relates to a system for studying, identifying and characterizing thermal gradients within a volume of water. The system includes a frame formed from a plurality of PVC tubing sections and connectors. The connectors are used to house at least one pair of acoustic transducers, which transducers are used to collect data for studying, identifying and characterizing the terminal gradients within the volume of water. A number of different frame configurations may be used to perform a number of different studies.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROACOUSTIC TRANSDUCERS, *ACOUSTIC DETECTORS, *PATENTS, PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, WATER FLOW, TURBULENCE, TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE