Accession Number:

ADD019201

Title:

Towed Array with Non-Acoustic Sensor Module

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 21 Jan 97, patented 21 Jul 98,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-07-21

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A towed array includes an array of N hydrophone groups and one or more non-acoustic sensor modules structurally connected in-line with the array of hydrophone groups. The hydrophone groups and non-acoustic sensor modules are coupled to a common data transmission line. Each of the hydrophone groups defines a portion of an acoustic aperture occupying a specified length of the towed array. Each non-acoustic sensor module has a length that is n times the specified length where n is a whole number multiple of the total number of hydrophone groups.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE