Accession Number:

ADD002413

Title:

Deep Sea Gas Generator Container.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-06

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The patent relates to a device for generating gas at a constant rate for raising a water profiler during measurement of different parameters of the sea. The device is of a specific construction indluding a housing with end caps. LiH is placed into the housing and capped. A blasting cap ruptures one end cap permitting water to enter the housing. The water mixed with the LiH generates hydrogen gas and LiOH which provides lift for a profiler. A plurality of the gas generators are assembled onto a profiler for causing the profiler to ascend as many times as the number of devices carried by the profiler.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE