Accession Number : ADD015237

Title :   Pneumatically Actuated Multiple Store Launcher.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 30 Oct 90, patented 10 Dec 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 10 Dec 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The present invention discloses a pneumatically actuated, multi-store dispenser wherein a discharge of gas causes sequential launching of stores from their tandem position inside a launch container. In some environments, it is desirable to dispense multiple store, for instances sonobuoys, in dense patterns from a launch vehicle that carries an abundant supply of pneumatic gas. Due to physical limitations of space in the dispensing vehicle, an effort was made to miniaturize the active components inside the store and therefore reduce the overall outer dimensions thereof. Once the size of the store was reduced, in order to meet the demands of the denser patterns, the inside of the individual launch containers were modified to allow each to hold and dispense more than one store. This new type of launch container, in addition to maintaining the size requirement dictated by the transporting vehicle's pneumatic system.

Descriptors :   CONTAINERS, DISPENSERS, EXTERNAL, GASES, HIGH DENSITY, LAUNCH VEHICLES, LAUNCHING, LIMITATIONS, PATTERNS, PNEUMATIC EQUIPMENT, POSITION(LOCATION), SPACE(ROOM), SUPPLIES, VEHICLES

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE