A Trawl Resistant Sensor Mount.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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The present invention relates to a mounting for ocean bottom sensors, and more particularly to a trawl resistant sensor mount which avoids entanglement with trawl nets. Accordingly, the present invention provides a trawl resistant sensor mount which is resistant to trawler damage and to upsetting. A sensor is held by a strong net which anchors the sensor to an anchor. A float having a streamlined shape encases the sensor and maintains it upright. An electromechanical cable of sufficient weight to bury itself in the seafloor is attached to the sensor by an underwater connector, and is mechanically terminated to the anchor. Therefore, it is an object of the present invention to provide a trawl resistant mount which will maintain a sensor mounted on the seafloor upright. Other objects, advantages and novel features of the present invention will be apparent from the following detailed description when read in conjunction with the appended claims and attached drawing.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography