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Deployable and autonomous mooring system

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Title: Deployable and autonomous mooring system.
Name(s): Driscoll, Fredrick R., creator
Pantelakis, Thomas A., creator
Castanier, Christophe, creator
Venezia, William A., creator
Florida Atlantic University, creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Patent
Date Issued: 2004-11
Extent: 22p.
Physical Description: PDF
Language(s): English
Identifier: 15806 (digitool), FADT15806 (IID), fau:7175 (fedora)
Note(s): PATENT STATUS: Pending. A self-mooring module. In particular, a self-mooring module that may be deployed by air, surface or underwater. The module includes a combination anchor/air brake, a buoy, and a mooring line. The module may also include a sensor module. The anchor, combination anchor/air brake and buoy may be used in combination as part of the module or may be used alone in different aspects. The anchor and combination anchor/air brake are foldable to conserve space. The buoy has reduced drag and increased stability versus regular buoys. The self-monitoring module may also include and intelligent mooring line module that determines the amount of mooring line to be released for a particular mooring depth and does not release a substantive amount of extra or insufficient mooring line, thereby helping ensure proper placement of an sensor module. Other features include a release mechanism for releasing the anchor from the module and a mechanism for inflating the buoy.
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Host Institution: FAU
Has Part: Florida Atlantic University.
Has Part: Office of Technology Transfer.
Has Part: Patents.