Accession Number:

ADD010167

Title:

A Cable Deployment System.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-06

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The present invention relates to launching systems, and more particularly to a cable deployment system for deploying an instrumentation package in an oceanographic environment. Generally deployment of an instrumentation package in an oceanographic environment consists of attaching a cable to the package and lowering the package via a winch which rotates a cable drum upon which the cable is wound. Alternatively, cables are baled in a buoy from which the package drops. However often it is desired to deploy a long cable from a ship, airplane, buoy, etc., with a simple device driven by the force of gravity with minimum risk of cable fouling or excessive cable fouling or excessive cable strain.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE