Accession Number : ADD016299

Title :   Apparatus for Interconnecting An Underwater Vehicle and a Free-Floating Pod.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 12 Apr 93, patented 1 Mar 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ames, Gregory H

Report Date : 12 Apr 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Apparatus is provided for interconnecting an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) and a free-floating pod, the apparatus comprising a communications cable extending between the pod and a less buoyant buoy, the buoy being in communication with a distal station, a mobile UUV in communication with a control vessel, connector structure on the UUV adapted to intercept the cable and adapted to slide along the cable toward the pod, and complementary engagement structure on the UUV and the pod adapted to cause the UUV to engage the pod in a preselected orientation and azimuth, to place the control vessel in communication with the distal station.

Descriptors :   *UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *UNMANNED, *PATENTS, AZIMUTH, BUOYS, CABLES, CONNECTORS, CONTROL, MOBILE, STATIONS, STRUCTURES, FLOATS

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE