Accession Number:

ADD019140

Title:

Zero Velocity Towed Array System

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 12 Aug 97, patented 26 May 98

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1998-05-26

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A zero velocity towed array system for use in an ocean environment includes a towed array subsystem and a deployment vessel. The towed array subsystem comprises a rear drogue, an elongated communication cable having mounted thereon at least one, acoustic sensor The deployment vessel deploys the towed array subsystem. While the deployment vessel moves in a forward direction through the ocean environment at a selected forward motion rate, it deploys the acoustic sensor and communication cable rearwardly at a deployment rate corresponding to the forward motion rate, thereby to maintain the acoustic sensor and communication cable in a stable position in the ocean environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE