Accession Number : AD0165071

Title :   Control System for Submersibles to Minimize Bottom Sediment Disturbances.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Middleton,William A.

Report Date : 14 AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a steerable propulsion system for maneuvering a submarine vehicle in close proximity to the bottom of a body of water with minimal disturbance of the bottom material. It includes a series of four thrust producers spaced about the center of buoyancy of the submarine vehicle. Controls limit the direction of thrust application to prevent the water flow produced by the thrust producers from impinging upon the bottom.

Descriptors :   *Underwater vehicles, *Steering, *Patents, Thrust vector control systems, Underwater propulsion, Jets, Submersibles

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE