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