Accession Number:

ADD018981

Title:

Acoustic Receiver Array Assembly

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 28 Apr 96, patented 6 Jan 98

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-06

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

An acoustic receiver array assembly includes an underwater vehicle having a base portion and an acoustic receiver portion. The base portion is provided with a rigid boundary wall defining a first largest diameter. The receiver portion is provided with a flexible boundary wall expandable from a generally cylindrical configuration of no more than the first diameter to an expanded configuration of a second diameter substantially larger than the first diameter, the receiver portion defining a chamber. Expansion means is disposed in the chamber and is operable to expand the receiver portion boundary wall to the second diameter. Acoustic receivers are mounted in the receiver portion and provide an acoustic receiver array which expands commensurately with the expansion of the receiver portion boundary wall.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE