Accession Number:

ADD019815

Title:

Underwater Optical Load Cell System

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 5 Oct 1999

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-10-05

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A system is provided for detecting movement of an object underwater. A housing positioned underwater defines a gas-filled cavity receiving an optical reflector that is fixedly coupled to an object underwater. At least one optical sensor is adjustably positioned with its optical sensing portion located in the cavity a desired distance from the optical reflector. Movement of the object underwater causes movement of the optical reflector that is detected by the optical sensing portion.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE