Accession Number : ADD001707

Title :   Wave-Actuated Horizontal Array Stretcher.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Pickens,George O

Report Date : 25 Mar 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent relates to a wave-actuated propulsion motor which includes a surface float having a support depending therefrom carrying a plurality of freely pivotable fins. A weight suspended from the underside of said support stablizes the support in a horizontal plane and provides a downward force counter to the buoyant force provided by the surface float. Pivotal or flexible fins are moved between two limit positions or flexed by water displaced by vertical movments of the support in following wave-induced motions of the surface float. A towing connection is made to the framework to transmit horizontal forces caused by deflection of the fin-controlled water movements in a horizontal plane.

Descriptors :   *Towed bodies, *Acoustic arrays, *Marine propulsion, *Patents, Fins, Ocean waves, Hydrophones, Position(Location)

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE