Accession Number:

ADD019802

Title:

Optical Temperature Sensing Arrangement for Towed Cable

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 4 Jan 2001

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2001-01-04

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A system for sensing water temperature includes a tow cable with an exterior surface having at least one helical groove formed therein and a metal tube lying in each helical groove. At least one optical temperature sensing element is provided in each metal tube. A thermally-conducting material fills each metal tube and surrounds each optical temperature sensing element contained therein. An outer jacket layer is formed over the tow cable and metal tube.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Optics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE