Accession Number : ADD017345

Title :   Communication System For Submarines.

Descriptive Note : Patent Filed 5 May 94, patented 27 Dec 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : LaPointe, Kenneth M ; Waclawik, Ronald E ; Thibodeau, Robert C

Report Date : 27 Dec 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Submarines are provided with underwater self- propelled vehicles that are launched from the submarines and guided by trailing fiber optic cables. Each underwater vehicle has a hull that is separable, and that defines a socket for mating with one end of the separable forward hull portion of another identical vehicle. The separable hull portions of one vehicle, when separated remain connected by a fiber optic line so that a homing device on this line can be used to link up with the transponder aboard the other vehicle. Wings on the latter vehicle guide the line toward a socket that accepts or mates with the end of the one vehicle hull portion.

Descriptors :   *SUBMARINE EQUIPMENT, *OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, FIBER OPTICS, FIBER OPTICS TRANSMISSION LINES, SUBMARINES, SUBMARINE HULLS, HOMING, TRANSPONDERS, SELF PROPELLED, UNDERWATER PROPULSION, DEEP SUBMERGENCE

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE