Accession Number : ADD015837

Title :   Elastomeric Launcher.

Descriptive Note : Patent application, filed 29 Jun 92, patented 27 Jul 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bissonnette, Laurent C

Report Date : 27 Jul 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : An impulse tank is provided in the free flood compartment of a submarine to pressurize a launcher tube from sea water that has been pumped into the tank for this purpose. T-he tank is defined in part by the submarine hull and in part by a diaphragm bladder that is designed to expand into the free flood compartment during this pressurization

Descriptors :   *LAUNCHERS, *SUBMARINE HULLS, *TUBES, *PATENTS, BLADDERS, COMPARTMENTS, FLOODS, OCEANS, PRESSURIZATION, SEA WATER, SUBMARINES, WATER

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE