Accession Number : ADD016540

Title :   Launched Torpedo Decoy.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 19 Aug 93, patented 30 Aug 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Woodall, Robert C , Jr ; Jones, Kyle ; Jones, H J , Jr

Report Date : 30 Aug 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An acoustic decoy round ejected by a launcher for flight above water from a sea-going vessel, impacts at the water surface to cause separation of a payload from a forward section of the round that is also separated from a flotation anchor tethered to the payload and fins which stabilized launched flight of the round prior to impact. The separated payload submerges from the flotation anchor at the water surface location to a tethered depth within the water from which a decoy signal is emitted.

Descriptors :   *ACOUSTIC DECOYS, *ACOUSTIC COUNTERMEASURES, *PATENTS, ACOUSTICS, ANCHORS, DECOYS, DEPTH, FINS, FLIGHT, FLOTATION, IMPACT, LAUNCHERS, OCEANS, PAYLOAD, SEPARATION, SIGNALS, SURFACES, WATER, TORPEDO LAUNCHERS

Subject Categories : Acoustic Countermeasures
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE