Accession Number : ADD008032

Title :   Noise Abating Sleeve.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kalaf,George P ; Henschen,Irvin C

Report Date : 28 Oct 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : In an acoustic homing torpedo having a transducer section mounted forward of the nose shell, an elastomeric, acoustically transparent sleeve is installed over the torpedo nose section and extends aft of the discontinuity at the transducer/nose section interface, thereby reducing the torpedo self-noise generated by cavitation occurring at the discontinuity. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Acoustic torpedoes, *Homing torpedoes, *Acoustic insulation, *Torpedo noise, *Self noise, Elastomers, Sleeves, Acoustic properties, Transparence, Cavitation, Transducers, Noses, Interfaces

Subject Categories : Torpedoes
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE