Accession Number : ADD000108

Title :   Remote Control Underwater Observation Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Fugitt,Ronald B ; Uhrich,Richard W ; Held,Jimmy L

Report Date : 18 Dec 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The patent relates to a submarine vehicle which is connected to a surface operating station by means of a control tether. The control tether contains conduits supplying hydraulic fluid under pressure as well as electrical power to the submarine vehicle. The submarine vehicle is controlled in depth by means of a buoyancy chamber comprising two telescoping chambers which are displaced with respect to each other by means of an internal motor means. A support system attached to the buoyancy chamber provides mounting for a camera to view the underwater location surrounding the submarine vehicle.

Descriptors :   *Underwater vehicles, *Patents, Remote control, Hydraulic equipment, Photographic equipment, Control systems

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE