New towed transducer concept
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The history of towed transducer applications at the Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, is reviewed. Advantages and disadvantages of several designs are summarized. To improve performance significantly, a new system design is proposed. This entails constant immersion of the towed body, either hydraulically locked in a recess in the hull or in tow. The merits of being able to use the same transducer in both configurations are emphasized.