Apparatus and Method of Radio Communication from a Submerged Underwater Vehicle.
Patent Application, filed 15 Jun 93,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A device and method for communicating from an underwater vehicle by surfacing an antenna in a towed buoy without surfacing the underwater vehicle. The underwater vehicle has control circuitry and sensors allowing the control circuitry to receive data from sensors allowing the control circuitry to receive data from sensors measuring velocity, acceleration, distance to bottom, depth of vehicle, and ambient acoustic noise. The buoy is towed behind the vehicle on a tether having insulated wires there-through which link the antenna to the vehicle. The buoy is positively buoyant.
- Radio Communications