Magnetic Heading Sensor Alignment.
Patent,Filed 5 Jul 90, patented 23 Jul 91,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A magnetic heading sensor alignment device for an acoustic towed line array is described. It includes a generally cylindrical non-magnetic piece having a longitudinal opening along its central axis to accommodate the heading sensor. A plurality of longitudinal nonmagnetic strips or springs are provided around the cylindrical piece by securing them at the ends of the cylindrical piece to form a cage. This provides a spring-like action when the alignment device including the heading sensor is inserted inside the hose of the towed line array and thus keep the heading sensor aligned during the deployment of the acoustic towed array. Author
- Direction Finding
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors