Accession Number : ADD016186

Title :   Snap Load Suppression System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 1 Oct 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ruffa, Anthony A

Report Date : 01 Oct 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This patent application discloses a relatively short cable connected to a surface vessel with an underwater vehicle such that the cable does not assume a linear or straight path, but is instead provided with an arcuate shape to avoid snap loads in the cable. Floatation devices are secured to spaced locations on the cable to provide this non-linear cable configuration. The devices are balloons that exert restoring forces on the cable as required to avoid snap loads as the surface vessel heaves up and down due to wave action or the like

Descriptors :   *CABLES, *UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *CONNECTORS, *BOATS, BALLOONS, CONFIGURATIONS, PATHS, SHAPE, SURFACES, UNDERWATER, VEHICLES, SHIPS, OCEAN SURFACE

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Machinery and Tools
      Marine Engineering
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE