Accession Number : ADD003174

Title :   Automatic Vehicle Positioning System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Murphree,Francis J

Report Date : 25 Nov 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The invention relates generally to navigation control systems and in particular is a system for accurately navigating a slave vehicle so that it will accurately travel the intended ground course of a master vessel regardless of the external ambient forces applied to either or both thereof. Even more specifically, it is a system for guiding a forerunning marine mine sweeping or hunting vehicle over a ground course intended to be taken or paralleled by an immediately following ship, regardless of the natural external ambient forces such as wind and water currents being applied to either or both thereof.

Descriptors :   *Minesweeping, *Towed bodies, *Control configured vehicles, *Patents, Minesweepers, Navigation, Signal processing

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE