Accession Number:

ADD019900

Title:

Towed Airborne Array System

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 12 Oct 2000

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-10-12

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

A towed airborne array system has a balloon that supports appropriate instrumentation packages overhead and is tethered to a towing ship to improve line-of-sight sensing and communication capabilities to up to about 100 nautical miles. These improved capabilities can benefit relatively small surface combatant ships CG, DD, FFG and might provide an alternative location for having countermeasures placed on a warship.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE