Accession Number : ADD015513

Title :   Submarine weapon launch control system.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 26 Jun 92,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Moody, Paul

Report Date : 26 Jun 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : A submarine torpedo launching and control assembly has a multiplicity of torpedo tubes each having muzzle and breech doors and a series of fluid operated mechanisms for operation of various elements and actuator valves for operating these mechanisms. A source document of fluid under pressure and conduits therefrom to said actuator valves for operating said fluid operated mechanisms. A control panel has a series of manipulatable fluid control members associated with the actuator valves for operating the fluid operated mechanisms, and these members are movable from a first position to a second position to effect the direction of flow of fluid to and from the actuator valves and thereby to move the mechanisms between the first and second positions. Visual indicators indicate the position of the associated fluid control members and thereby that of the fluid operated mechanisms. At least two interlock valves interlock fluid operated mechanisms and require fluid to flow through them to permit operation of mechanisms subsequent thereto in the fluid path.

Descriptors :   *TORPEDO LAUNCHERS, *SUBMARINES, *TORPEDO TUBES, *FLUID MECHANICS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, FLUID DYNAMICS, HYDRAULIC VALVES, CONTROL PANELS, HYDRAULIC ACTUATORS

Subject Categories : Torpedoes
      Submarine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE