Towed Cable Temperature Profiler
Patent Application, Filed 8 Mar 99
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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This invention relates to an apparatus for providing a temperature profile of the ocean for a towed sonar array. A towing cable for the array comprises a central cable and a protective outer jacket. Thermistors are disposed at spaced positions along the outer jacket and connect to conductors embedded in the protective outer jacket. The conductors terminate onboard ship to provide continuous signals representing temperatures at various ocean depths.
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