The patent relates to a channel defining system for aiding the navigation through a body of water of a vessel equipped with a high resolution pulsed catacoustic system adapted to scan the bottom in range abeam of the vessel. The system contains an elongated buoyant ridge-like strip of acoustic reflecting material extending lengthwise of the channel on the channel bottom and laterally spaced from the center line of the channel by a substantially constant known distance, and anchoring weights secured to said strip at spaced positions along its length. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supersedes PAT-APPL-8 471-60. Availability: This Government-owned invention available for U.S. licensing and, possibly, for foreign licensing. Copy of patent available Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C. 20231 $0.50.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    Constitution Avenue and 18th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, P R
    • van Eepoel, R P
  • Publication Date: 1960-2-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PAT-APPL-8 471 Patent
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1978 12:00AM