Accession Number:

ADD019943

Title:

Cruise Missile Deployed Sonar Buoy

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 11 Apr 2001

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-04-11

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

A sonar buoy adapted to be deployed by a cruise missile. This sonar buoy includes a flotation device for keeping a portion of the buoy afloat, a hydrophone, a transmitter for communicating contact and position information and releasable means for attaching the sonar buoy to the cruise missile. By means of this device, a means of monitoring littoral and other waters for enemy submarines and other threats is provided with a low degree of risk to friendly forces. A system for deploying this sonar buoy in a sonar buoy field is also disclosed.

Subject Categories:

  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
  • Underwater-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE