Accession Number:

ADD020439

Title:

Outboard Optical Cable Sensor System and Method

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 24 Mar 2010

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-03-24

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

A plurality of optical sensors are mounted to a housing made of optically conductive material. The housing seals the optical sensors from a water-filled tube which extends through said housing. The optically conductive material provides optical coupling with the water-filled cable tube whereby a plurality of light beams are directed through the housing and the water-filled tube in a predetermined pattern, which provides certainty of the absence or presence of a cable within the water-filled cable tube for a minimum cable diameter regardless of the orientation of the cable within the water-filled tube.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE