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)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Available in Marine Technology Society Jnl., v8 n3 p40-41 Mar 74.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    California Marine Physical Laboratory
    San Diego, CA  USA 

    Office of Naval Research

    Department of the Navy, 800 North Quincy Street
    Arlington, VA  USA  22217

    National Science Foundation

    1800 G Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20550
  • Authors:
    • Boegeman, D E
    • Pavlicek, F V
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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