05774421 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 3 patents.

An underwater measurement device includes a housing for disposition on a bed surface, an opening defined by the housing, a buoy for disposition in the opening and buoyant so as to be floatable out of the opening, a cable interconnecting the housing and the buoy, and a winch in the buoy to pay out and take in the cable to permit the buoy to rise toward the sea surface and be drawn into the housing opening. A sensor is fixed to the buoy. Disposed in the device are communication circuitry for relaying to a remote station signals detected by the sensor, and operative circuitry for receiving instructions from the remote station and in response thereto operating the winch and the sensor.

Title
Underwater measurement device
Application Number
8/912971
Publication Number
5774421
Application Date
August 4, 1997
Publication Date
June 30, 1998
Inventor
Robert A Connerney
Middletown
RI, US
Harold T Vincent II
North Kingstown
RI, US
Agent
Prithvi C Lall
Robert W Gauthier
Michael J McGowan
Assignee
The United States of America represented by the Secretary of the Navy
DC, US
IPC
H04B 11/00
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