Fiber Optic Hydrophone Array
Patent, Filed 10 Aug 1998, patented 27 Jul 1999
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A fiber optic hydrophone array is provided in which a plurality of tubes, e.g., fiber optic hydrophones, are to be secured about an elongate elastomeric member having a diameter that hinders each tube from being slid thereover. Each time a tube is to be positioned and secured, longitudinal tension is applied to the elongate elastomeric member to form a reduced cross section along its length in order to facilitate the sliding of each tube therealong. Adhesive is applied about the elongate elastomeric member at a desired position along its length while longitudinal tension is being applied. Then, one tube is slid along the length of reduced cross section to the desired position. The longitudinal tension in the elongate elastomeric member is then relaxed. The reduced cross section expands radially outward thereby forming a void free layer of adhesive between the tube and the elongate elastomeric member.
- Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics