Accession Number : ADD001721

Title :   Torpedo Control System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gardner,Paul C

Report Date : 24 Jun 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The invention relates to improvements in control systems and more specifically to an improved electrical phase and amplitude comparison system suitable for use in finding the direction of a source of acoustic energy and guiding a self-propelled underwater torpedo in that direction. The acoustically directed torpedo is intended for use against submerged submarines and operates on the echo ranging principle rather than from sound generated by the submarine.

Descriptors :   *Acoustic torpedoes, *Acoustic homing, *Patents, Acoustic equipment, Steering, Control systems, Electronic equipment, Antisubmarine warfare, Echo ranging

Subject Categories : Torpedoes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE