Accession Number : ADD011567

Title :   Current Stabilized Underwater Platform.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Campbell,L T ; Gordon,F E ; Torkelson,H

Report Date : 31 Jul 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This patent discloses an apparatus for providing a stable platform for equipment to be employed in an underwater environment which includes a fin assembly for preventing uncontrolled azimuthal motion of the equipment when the fin assembly is suspended in the underwater environment to a level at which a current is present. The equipment is joined to a mounting which is rotatably positioned upon the fin assembly, and is oriented to a selected azimuth by the rotatable mounting in response to control signals received thereby, the fin assembly remaining at a fixed azimuthal orientation determined by the direction of the current as the mounting azimuthally displaces the equipment.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Fins, *Stabilized platforms, Stabilization systems, Underwater equipment, Suspended arrays, Sonar transducers, Hydrophones, Mounts, Ocean currents, Bearing(Direction), Cables, Electric cables, Servomotors, Control systems, Rotation, Assembly

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE