Accession Number:

ADD019357

Title:

Tow Cable with Conducting Polymer Jacket for Measuring the Temperature of a Water Column

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 6 Jul 98

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-07-06

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A tow cable for measuring temperature in a water column comprising an optical fiber core, an electrically conducting polymer jacket concentrically superimposed over the cable core and a temperature sensor embedded in the electrically conducting polymer jacket. The superior heat transfer characteristics of the electrically conducting polymers allow the heat sensors to be embedded directly into the insulating polymer jacket.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE