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