Super Polyelectrolytic Communication Links.
Patent, Filed 1 Oct 90, patented 17 Sep 91,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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Apparatus and process for providing a communication link between separate submersibles and, in particularly, for providing communication between a launched submersible and a host submmersible. A thread of polyelectrolytic material is provided in electrical communication with a launched submersible prior to launch and payed out and stretched as the launched submersible extends a distance from the host submersible to permit secure communication between the submersible, transmission of command signals for guidance and arming-disarming, from the host to the launched submersible, and to receive data from deployed sensors. The conductive thread includes an organic solvent having dispersed therein a first polymer consisting of a water insoluble polymer that serves as the conductive polymer backbone and a second polymer consisting of a semi-water soluble high molecular weight polymer that effectively surrounds the conductive polymer backbone.
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