Passive Mode Carbon Nanotube Underwater Acoustic Transducer
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport United States
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A passive carbon nanotube transducer is provided. The passive carbon nanotube transducer includes shells as protective walls for the top and bottom housing of the transducer with carbon nanotube sheets affixed between the shells. The shells act as acoustic windows that match the surrounding acoustic medium. A gasket encloses the shells and carbon nanotube sheets of the transducer. Each carbon nanotube sheet has an electrode at both ends. Multiple carbon nanotube sheets are capable of sensing sound induced environment temperature deviations and converting electric voltage or current for passive acoustic detection.
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