Accession Number : ADD002513

Title :   Submarine or Vehicle Steering System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gill,George H

Report Date : 24 Feb 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The patent relates to a steering device whereby four direct current motor systems are controlled by a single hand grip control device. Two of the motor systems have interacting control parameters while the remaining two are controlled independently of the other motor systems. The hand operated control mechanism is moved about three mutually perpendicular control axes to control three of the motor systems and carries thereon a fourth control which is positioned so as to be actuatable by the thumb of the operator using the control. The system of the invention has particular applicability in the control of submarine vehicles.

Descriptors :   *Underwater vehicles, *Steering, *Patents, Underwater navigation, Electric motors, Control systems

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE