AN ELECTROCHEMICAL RELEASE DEVICE
A reliable, low-cost deep ocean release device has been developed by the Deep Tow group of the Marine Physical Laboratory. Used as a remotely initiated anchor release for acoustic transponders, it has functioned reliably during ninety-two recalls at sea depths ranging from 500 to 5,000 meters. Battery activated anodic dissolution electrolysis severs a wire link in the device and releases a lever arrangement that secured the transponder to the anchor. (Author)
- Available in Marine Technology Society Jnl., v8 n3 p40-41 Mar 74.
Scripps Institution of OceanographyCalifornia Marine Physical Laboratory
San Diego, CA United States
Office of Naval ResearchDepartment of the Navy, 800 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA United States 22217
National Science Foundation1800 G Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20550
- Boegeman, D E
- Pavlicek, F V
- Publication Date: 1974-3
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Anchoring; Force
- Old TRIS Terms: Anchor forces
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00072540
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: MPL-U-35/73 Summ. Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM