Accession Number:

ADD020367

Title:

Recoverable Optical Fiber Tethered Buoy Assembly

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, filed 30 Jul 2007

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-05-14

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The invention as disclosed is a recoverable tethered optical fiber buoy and winch assembly that is mounted to the back of the sail or the back of an aft non-moving surface of an underwater vehicle and housed in a configuration to provide very little additional drag to the underwater vehicle when the assembly is not deployed. The invention provides a capability to connect ocean surface visual or radio frequency sensors to an underwater mobile platform with a very high data rate link that is retrievable.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE