Accession Number : ADD015099

Title :   Horizontally Moveable Weight Stabilizing Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Jun 89, patented 28 May 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sullivan, Michael J ; Dussault, Douglas G ; Dinsmore, Daniel, Jr

Report Date : 28 May 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A stabilizing device for an underwater towed body includes a keel attached to the bottom surface of the towed body to provide for any major correction for its rolling motion of the towed body is accomplished by moving horizontally a trim weight housed inside the towed body. The horizontal movement of the trim weight is controlled by the power applied to the electric motor which is determined by the rolling motion sensor.

Descriptors :   BOTTOM, CONTROL, DETECTORS, ELECTRIC MOTORS, HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION, MOTION, POWER, ROLL, STABILIZATION SYSTEMS, SURFACES, TOWED BODIES, UNDERWATER OBJECTS, WEIGHT

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE