Accession Number:

ADD020048

Title:

Hydraulic Activated Spreader Arm Aperture Generation System

Descriptive Note:

Patent applications

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER NEWPORT DIV RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-20

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A spreader arm aperture generation system for use with a towed array is provided. The spreader arm aperture generation system broadly comprises a plurality of lines and a plurality of hydraulically activated, inflatable tubes for generating horizontal and vertical separation among the lines. Each of the tubes is filled with seawater to a desired pressure to achieve the desired horizontal and vertical line separation. Preferably, each of the tubes is formed from a high strength woven fabric.

Subject Categories:

  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE