Accession Number : ADD016433

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

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 11 Jun 93, patented 24 May 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wood, Edwin H ; Tullai, John P

Report Date : 24 May 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A capstan and stowage reel assembly for arrays towed by submarines, the assembly comprising a capstan mounted for rotation about an axis, the capstan having a toothed annular wall and an annular external wall adapted to receive cable/array means thereon, a capstan toothed drive means engaged with the toothed wall to cause the rotation of the capstan, a combination winch/stowage reel mounted for rotation about the axis, the reel having first and second circular flanges adapted to receive the cable/array means there between, the first flange having a toothed portion, a reel toothed drive means engaged with the toothed flange to cause the rotation of the reel, and a guide conduit for guiding the cable/array means from the capstan onto the reel in cable/array retrieving operations and from the reel onto the capstan in cable/array means deployment.

Descriptors :   *CABLE REELS, *TOWED ARRAYS, *PATENTS, *SUBMARINE EQUIPMENT, ASSEMBLY, CABLES, CIRCULAR, CONDUITS, DEPLOYMENT, EXTERNAL, FLANGES, ROTATION, ACOUSTIC DETECTORS, UNDERWATER CABLES, SUBMARINES, WALLS, WINCHES

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE