Accession Number : ADD015445

Title :   Buoy Flotation Gimbal.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 10 Jun 91, patented 26 May 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Eninger, James E ; Zamel, James M ; Prossen, Richard L

Report Date : 26 May 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A flotation gimbal for a buoy which comprises a flotation bladder connected to the buoy by a pair of looped risers. The risers are anchored lo the buoy by a guide in which the risers are allowed to freely move to maintain even tension on the risers as the position of the flotation bladder is tilted.

Descriptors :   *BUOYS, *FLOTATION, *GIMBALS, *PATENTS, BLADDERS, TENSION, STABILITY

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE