Accession Number : ADD002506

Title :   Automatic Steering System for a Torpedo.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gardiner,Paul C ; Gardner,Robert S ; Mannal,Clifford ; Payne,John H

Report Date : 17 Feb 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The invention relates to improvements in homing missiles and more specifically to an improved automatic steering system for directing a moving body equipped with steering gear toward a target source of wave energy. The system is intended for use in a self-propelled, deep underwater torpedo to be directed toward a submerged submarine, and operates on the echo ranging principle rather than from sound generated by the submarine itself.

Descriptors :   *Torpedoes, *Steering, *Patents, Underwater trajectories, Elevating gear, Rudders, Control systems, Echo ranging, Antisubmarine ammunition

Subject Categories : Torpedoes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE