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