Accession Number:

ADD019331

Title:

Submarine Portable Very Low Frequency Acoustic Augmentation System

Descriptive Note:

Patent, file 1 Apr 98, Patented 13 Oct 98

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1998-10-13

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The invention pertains to a very low frequency augmentation system consists of a mobile target very low frequency projector VLFP adapted for operation as an augmentation device and installed within a torpedo shell housing. The housing is loaded within the torpedo tube of a submarine. A control and power interface is provided between the housing and the submarine to operate and monitor the augmentation device from the submarine. The housing is loaded in one of the submarines torpedo tubes and the tube is flooded. The VLFP transmits low frequency vibrations into the surrounding seawater, acting as an augmentor.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE