Accession Number : ADD003985

Title :   Submersible Barge Control System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Middleton,Frederic H

Report Date : 05 Apr 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A control system for a submersible barge wherein an operator can control the movements of the barge by pushing joy sticks in various directions which correspond psychologically with the desired movements. The barge has a ballast tank located in each of its lateral quadrants along with a system for independently ballasting or deballasting any one of the tanks. The mounting of the joy sticks on the barge and the configuration of the ballasting and deballasting system are such that the operator can control the barge in pitch or roll in regard to any one of the barges longitudinal or diagonal axes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Underwater vehicles, *Steering, *Control sticks, Underwater navigation, Barges, Submersibles, Ballast tanks, Hydrodynamic configurations, Control systems

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE