Accession Number : ADD016230

Title :   Autonomous Roving Underwater Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 18 Mar 94

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Tipton, Ronald ; Scarzello, John F

Report Date : 18 Mar 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : An elongated missile type vehicle is propelled underwater along a travel path confined by on-board navigational guidance to a pre-defined volumetric zone. Targets within such zone are detected by sensors to control programming of travel and collection of target data through an on-board computer interfaced with a command transmitting communication link and a selectively deployable payload system.

Descriptors :   *AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, *UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, COLLECTION, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTERS, CONTROL, GUIDANCE, PATHS, PAYLOAD, REGIONS, TARGETS, TRANSMITTING, TRAVEL, UNDERWATER, VEHICLES

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE