Accession Number:

ADD007005

Title:

Buoy System for Vertical Ocean Profiling.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-12-11

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A buoy system for obtaining oceanic data from a predetermined depth to the surface including an instrument vehicle programmed to cycle between predetermined positive and negative buoyancy conditions is described. A flexible tether having a degree of stiffness and a positive buoyancy factor distributed along its length is connected between a subsurface buoy and the vehicle so as to provide an increasing upward force on the negatively buoyant vehicle as it sinks toward a hovering depth at which the upward force of the buoyant tether balances the negative buoyancy of the vehicle. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE