Accession Number : AD0165002

Title :   Buoyancy Transport Vehicle Control Console.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Strickland,Alvah T.

Report Date : 03 JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent relates to a submersible control having an instrumentation panel and a switching panel is protected by a pair of side panels and a gripping bar lying across the front of the console. A removable back panel and a removable bottom panel orthogonally disposed provide complete access to the console's interior for inspection and servicing of the instrumentation and switches and are held in place to the console interior by a single angle element. Thus, failure is minimized since there are no threaded bolts and correspondingly tapped bores exposed to the corrosive marine environment along these lines. Filling the housing with a dielectric oil and having a diaphragm at the console-water interface renders the console impervious to fluctuating ambient pressures.

Descriptors :   *Underwater vehicles, *Consoles, *Patents, Instrument panels, Housings(Enclosures), Divers, Control panels

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE