Accession Number : ADD017368
Title : Simplified Reusable Sonobuoy Launcher.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 28 Jul 93, patented 1 Nov 94
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Travor, Bruce W
Report Date : 01 Nov 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 7
Abstract : An improved, multi-store dispenser is described which uses a solenoid and spring combination to eject individual stores after an electrical pulse is sent from the transporting aircraft. As each store is loaded into the dispenser, the loading action forces a spring into a compressed mode and a latch is closed to prevent expulsion. An electric pulse trips a solenoid, which in turn causes the latch to release, thereby allowing the store to be ejected.
Descriptors : *AIRCRAFT, *SONOBUOYS, *PATENTS, COMPRESSION, PULSES, ELECTRIC CURRENT, LAUNCHERS, SIMPLIFICATION, REUSABLE EQUIPMENT, SOLENOIDS
Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE