Patent Number: 6,253,627

Title: Thin-line towed-array force measurement apparatus and method

Abstract: An apparatus for measuring the force applied to a thin-line towed array having a towed array hose formed as part of a thin-line towed array. Coupling components divide the interior of the towed array hose into compartments. Axial tension measurement devices are located within one compartment, and bend measurement devices are located in another compartment. These measurement devices are electrically connected to a digitization and encoding module which is in turn connected to a processing device for providing measurements of the forces on the array.

Inventors: Lee; An-Keun Peter (East Greenwich, RI), Williams; Michael R. (West Kingston, RI), Whitaker; Todd E. (East Lyme, CT)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy

International Classification: G01L 5/10 (20060101); G01L 5/04 (20060101); G01L 001/26 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018