Accession Number : ADD014856
Title : Low Drag Homing Torpedo Nose Assembly Having Side Mounted Planar Arrays.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 19 Feb 81, patented 5 Feb 91,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Thompson, William, Jr
Report Date : 05 Feb 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : A low drag nose assembly for use with an acoustic homing torpedo in an aqueous environment has at least one planar array mounted in the slanting side of a substantially conical support member and provides a plurality of preformed sonar beams which display an azimuth selectively extending from fore to aft simultaneously.
Descriptors : ACOUSTIC TORPEDOES, ARRAYS, ASSEMBLY, CONICAL BODIES, ENVIRONMENTS, HOMING TORPEDOES, LOW DRAG, MOUNTS, NOSES, PLANAR STRUCTURES, SIDES, SUPPORTS, WATER
Subject Categories : Torpedoes
Acoustic Detection and Detectors
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE