Accession Number : ADD016110

Title :   Combination Winch and Stowage Reel Assembly for Arrays Towed by Submarines.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 26 May 92, patented 23 Nov 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wood, Edwin H

Report Date : 23 Nov 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A combination winch and stowage reel assembly for arrays towed by submarines, the assembly comprising a hub, a slip ring mounted in the hub and in communication with a receiver in the submarine, a reel rotatably mounted on the hub, the reel having gear teeth on a periphery thereof, a tow cable fixed to the reel and adapted to have attached to a free end thereof an array to be towed behind the submarine, the tow cable being in communication with the slip ring to form a communication path including the array, the tow cable, the slip ring and the receiver, a drive gear engaged with the real gear teeth, and a motor for turning the drive gear, thereby to turn the reel on the hub to pay out and take up the cable.

Descriptors :   *REELS, *WINCHES, *TOWED ARRAYS, *SUBMARINE EQUIPMENT, *PATENTS, ARRAYS, ASSEMBLY, BOUNDARIES, CABLES, DRIVES, GEAR TEETH, HUBS, MOTORS, PATHS, RECEIVERS, RINGS, SALARIES, SLIP RINGS, SUBMARINES, TEETH

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE