Accession Number:

ADD015911

Title:

Hydrophone Transduction Mechanism.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application Filed, 21 Jun 93,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1993-06-21

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE