Accession Number:

AD0387356

Title:

SUPPLYING HIGH POWER TO A REMOTE SUBMERGED PROJECTOR - FEASIBILITY STUDY.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLUMBIA UNIV DOBBS FERRY N Y HUDSON LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

162.0

Abstract:

This report is a feasibility study and cost estimate of techniques for supplying very high power to a remote submerged projector as a function of distance from shore station of 10-1000 miles. Power supply problems are explored for two different type projectors one consisting of an array of electroacoustic transducer elements, the other of an array of hydroacoustic transducer elements. For each of these types the following schemes for generating and transmitting power are investigated 1 ac transmission from shore 2 dc transmission from shore and 3 a nuclear power plant submerged with the projector. It is found that 1 each of these schemes is technically more difficult according to the order in which they are listed, but all appear feasible 2 the hydroacoustic transducer significantly decreases power supply problems and costs 3 for long distances dc transmission is more economical than ac and 4 for still greater distances a submerged nuclear power plant becomes economically competitive. For ac transmission, a procedure is developed for calculating that value of load impedance or system voltage as a function of cable length which results in maximum possible transmission efficiency. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE