Accession Number : AD0274549

Title :   ALTERNATIVE AUTOPILOT CONFIGURATIONS FOR AUTOMATIC SUBMARINE CONTROL

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP GROTON CONN ELECTRIC BOAT DIV

Personal Author(s) : KOCHENBURGER,R.J. ; KNAPP,C.H. ; ABATE,R.A.

Report Date : SEP 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Various control techniques are discussed that permit automatic maneuvering and keeping of a submarine on course and depth. The work described was performed for submarines of the 608 class but is expected to be applicable to other submarines. All techniques are characterized byAN APPROPRIATE COUPLING OF STERN AND FAIRWATER PLANES TO ELIMINATE REVERSAL OF CONTROL AT LOW SPEEDS. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SUBMARINES, AUTOMATIC, AUTOMATIC PILOTS, CONTROL, CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEPTH INDICATORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE