Accession Number : ADD015727

Title :   Elliptical Elastomeric Impulse Energy Storage and Transfer System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 8 Jul 92, patented 6 Apr 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bissonnette, Laurent C ; Boyd, Scott D ; Milburn, Jeffrey R

Report Date : 06 Apr 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : An elastomeric impulse energy storage and transfer system comprising an accumulator body of elastomeric material, the body having an opening at a base portion thereof, the body having in elevation a frusto-ellipsoidal configuration, and the body taken along a sectional plane parallel with the base portion having an ellipsoidal configuration, the body being adapted to receive and discharge fluid through the opening, the body being expandable and contractible in response to receiving and discharging, respectively, the fluid, the body being adapted to retain the frusto-ellipsoidal and ellipsoidal configurations when in an expanded condition, and a submarine projectile launch system having the accumulator body as a component thereof.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ENERGY STORAGE, *TRANSFER, *ELASTOMERS, *ELLIPSOIDS, *ACCUMULATORS, FLUIDS, OPENINGS, SUBMARINE LAUNCHED, UNDERWATER PROJECTILES, LOW NOISE, EXPANDABLE STRUCTURES

Subject Categories : Energy Storage
      Plastics
      Underwater Ordnance
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE