Abstract : The problem presented in this paper is a generalization of the usual coupled-tasks scheduling problem in presence of compatibility constraints. The reason behind this study is the data acquisition problem for a submarine torpedo. We investigate a particular configuration for coupled tasks (any task is divided into two sub-tasks separated by an idle time), in which the idle time of a coupled task is equal to the sum of durations of its two sub-tasks. We prove -completeness of the minimization of the schedule length, we show that finding a solution to our problem amounts to solving a graph problem, which in itself is close to the minimum-disjoint-path cover (min-DCP) problem. We design a (2a+2b3a+2b)-approximation, where a and b (the processing time of the two sub-tasks) are two input data such as a>b>0, and that leads to a ratio between 23 and 45. Using a polynomial-time algorithm developed for some class of graph of min-DCP, we show that the ratio decreases to 21+3137 .