Accession Number : ADD013184

Title :   Drag Stabilizer.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 9 Jan 85, patented 20 Jan 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Mitchell,Gregory N ; Wilson,Ronald A

Report Date : 20 Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A drag stabilizer for a towed airborne cylindrical object comprises a flared body of a closed cell foam, an attachment plate that is connected to the towed object and has a central post for holding the flared foam body, and a securing plate that is connected to the center post, thereby holding the foam body on the center post.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *STABILIZATION SYSTEMS, AERODYNAMIC DRAG, FLARED AFTERBODIES, TOWED BODIES, FOAM

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE