Accession Number : ADD014994

Title :   Guidable Stores.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 30 Aug 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Travor, Bruce W ; McEachern, James F ; Marshall, Frank P

Report Date : 30 Aug 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A guidable sonobuoy is disclosed that is ejected from a moving aircraft into the free stream with a ring wing opened to guide the buoy along a predetermined flight path. While the buoy remains packed inside a launch container, the ring wing, made of spring steel, is collapsed around the nose portion thereof. Once launched, the ring wing will fly the buoy to a predetermined destination.

Descriptors :   AIRCRAFT, BUOYS, CONTAINERS, FLIGHT PATHS, FREE STREAM, LAUNCHING, MOTION, NOSES, RING WINGS, SONOBUOYS, SPRINGS, STEEL

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE