An Acoustic Source Reactive to Tow Cable Strum
Patent application, Filed 21 Sep 2012
NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP ENTERPRISE OFFICE
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A device operable as a transducer is provided for use in which the device is mountable on a tow cable which in operation extends underwater substantially throughout the length thereof. The device comprises a head mass encompassing the tow cable wherein the head mass reacts to a wave-like strumming configuration about an axis of the tow cable thereby causing the tow cable to be displaced in one direction, along the axis and then in an opposite direction such that a low frequency continuous sound wave radiates from the head mass.
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