In-Flight Hydrophone Deployment System for Underwater Vehicles.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A hydrophone deployment apparatus is provided for an underwater vehicle wherein the apparatus includes an annular drum releasably mounted about the tail portion of the vehicle. A plurality of arms are pivotally connected to the aft portion of the drum and are capable of swinging from forward positions flush with the vehicle to aft positions behind the drum. A device is provided for enabling retention and selective releasing of the arms from the forward flush positions. A hydrophone is releasably mounted on the inside of one of the arms, and a cable is connected between the hydrophone and the vehicle with an intermediate portion wound on the drum.
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