Accession Number:

ADD020098

Title:

Asymmetric Tow System for Multiple Linear Seismic Arrays

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 24 Jul 2003

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-07-24

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

An asymmetric towing system for towing multiple linear arrays includes a tow platform and a single composite tow cable extending from the tow platform and having the multiple linear arrays connected both mechanically and electrically thereto. The composite tow cable is shaped by a hard streamlined casing and houses a load-bearing cable for mechanical connection to each array and plural individual array connections for establishing electrical communication between each array and the tow platform. A single depressor is connected to a distal end of the composite cable for spreading the composite cable in a substantially lateral direction from and to one side of the tow platform. 4 figures

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Seismic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE