Accession Number:

ADD019051

Title:

Radio Frequency Communications for Underwater Vehicle

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 26 Jun 98

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-06-26

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

An antenna arrangement for a submerged submarine includes an independently functioning underwater vehicle free of any tethered connection to said submarine, a buoy member having a hydrodynamic shape, an antenna mounted on the buoy member, the antenna enabling collection and transmission of at least global positioning data and radio frequency communications, a releasable connector for securing the buoy member to said underwater vehicle in a primary non-deployed position, and a tether connection the buoy member to the underwater vehicle in a secondary deployed position. Release of the connector deploys the buoy member and the antenna such that the hydrodynamic shape of the buoy member raises the buoy member to a data collection and transmission position at a surface of the water.

Subject Categories:

  • Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance
  • Radio Communications
  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE