Accession Number:

ADD020372

Title:

Buoyant Cable Antenna System

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, filed 26 Dec 2006

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-07-02

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

A buoyant cable system and method is provided with a flexible towed platform that may be deployed into the water from a submerged submarine. The flexible towed platform has a memory that returns to a selected shape after deployment. A presently preferred selected shape may have one or more curves that provide a function during towing. For instance, in one embodiment two oppositely extending curves each float and each are pressed by the water in a balanced manner to provide a stable platform for one or more antennas which can be of different types suitable for a wide band of radio frequency receptiontransmission. In another embodiment, a keel may be formed from a weighted curved portion that is suitable for vertically supporting an antenna. The flexible towed material may be constructed of coil springs, shaped memory alloys, and the like.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE