Accession Number : ADD013210

Title :   Net Recovery Device and Method.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 6 Jul 82, patented 8 May 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Campana, Jerry M ; Day, Richard B

Report Date : 08 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This patent discloses net recovery system for recovering torpedoes or the like from the surface of the water. It consists of a net shaped into the configuration of the surface of a cone having a closed apex and an open circular base. A rigid hoop is attached to the open circular base. A main lift line has one end connected to a firing mechanism, such as a helicopter, and the other end connected to the apex of the net. A hoop lift line has one end connected to the main lift line above the releasable hook and the other end connected to the main lift line above the releasable hook and the other end connected to the apex of the net. The net lift line is substantially longer than the hoop lift line is substantially longer than the releasable lift line.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *AERIAL PICKUP SYSTEMS, *HELICOPTERS, *NETS, TORPEDOES, FLOATING BODIES, RECOVERY, HOOKS, RELEASE MECHANISMS, FLIGHT MANEUVERS, HELICOPTER HOISTS, CONICAL BODIES, OCEAN SURFACE, LIFT

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE