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