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Title: Expendable oceanographic sensor apparatus

Abstract

An expendable oceanographic sensor apparatus is deployed from an airplane or a ship to make oceanographic observations in a profile of the surface-to-ocean floor, while deployed on the floor, and then a second profile when returning to the ocean surface. The device then records surface conditions until on-board batteries fail. All data collected is stored and then transmitted from the surface to either a satellite or other receiving station. The apparatus is provided with an anchor that causes descent to the ocean floor and then permits ascent when the anchor is released. Anchor release is predetermined by the occurrence of a pre-programmed event.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. (Carmel, CA)
  2. (Port Townsand, WA)
  3. (Worthington, OH)
  4. (Silver Spring, MD)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
OSTI Identifier:
868777
Patent Number(s):
5209112
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
expendable; oceanographic; sensor; apparatus; deployed; airplane; ship; observations; profile; surface-to-ocean; floor; returning; ocean; surface; device; records; conditions; on-board; batteries; fail; data; collected; stored; transmitted; satellite; receiving; station; provided; anchor; causes; descent; permits; ascent; released; release; predetermined; occurrence; pre-programmed; event; ocean floor; sensor apparatus; receiving station; ocean surface; oceanographic sensor; data collected; expendable oceanographic; /73/

Citation Formats

McCoy, Kim O., Downing, Jr., John P., DeRoos, Bradley G., and Riches, Michael R. Expendable oceanographic sensor apparatus. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
McCoy, Kim O., Downing, Jr., John P., DeRoos, Bradley G., & Riches, Michael R. Expendable oceanographic sensor apparatus. United States.
McCoy, Kim O., Downing, Jr., John P., DeRoos, Bradley G., and Riches, Michael R. Fri . "Expendable oceanographic sensor apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868777.
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abstractNote = {An expendable oceanographic sensor apparatus is deployed from an airplane or a ship to make oceanographic observations in a profile of the surface-to-ocean floor, while deployed on the floor, and then a second profile when returning to the ocean surface. The device then records surface conditions until on-board batteries fail. All data collected is stored and then transmitted from the surface to either a satellite or other receiving station. The apparatus is provided with an anchor that causes descent to the ocean floor and then permits ascent when the anchor is released. Anchor release is predetermined by the occurrence of a pre-programmed event.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}

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