Hydrophone Transduction Mechanism.
Patent Application Filed, 21 Jun 93,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A sensing portion for an interferometric planar hydrophone is disclosed which comprises a support assembly a plurality of hollow compliant mandrels mounted to the support assembly in a fixed planar relationship with respect to each other to form a planar configuration a sensing optical fiber sequentially wound around each of the plurality of mandrels to form a single, serial, optical sensing arm or path between an input position on a first one of the plurality of mandrels and an output position on a last one of the plurality of mandrels and an acoustically transparent material encapsulating the sensing portion to form a sealed compliant planar hydrophone.