Accession Number : ADD017530

Title :   Decoy.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 23 Jan 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Carter, G C

PDF Url : ADD017530

Report Date : 23 Jan 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A decoy capable of assuming the shape of a water craft comprises a maneuverable vessel, having a tubular body portion which defines an enclosed interior region. The vessel further has an opening formed in the body portion and a hatch door which covers the opening. An energy source powers the operation of the vessel, and a drive module propels the vessel under the water. A selectively deployable bladder is stored within the vessel in its interior region and is selectively deployable from a stowed position in which the bladder is contained within the interior region of the vessel to a deployed position in which the bladder exits the vessel through the opening and is inflated with gas for assuming the shape of a water craft. An inflation system 1inflates the bladder with gas when deploying the bladder. The decoy can also be provided with electromagnetic, infrared and acoustic decoy projectors for projecting the characteristics of the water craft. (MM)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *INFLATABLE STRUCTURES, *RADAR DECOYS, *OPTICAL COUNTERMEASURES, *BLADDERS, *ACOUSTIC DECOYS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MANEUVERABILITY, DEPLOYMENT, NAVAL VESSELS, SHAPE, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, COVERT OPERATIONS, DRIVES, TUBULAR STRUCTURES, STORAGE, INFRARED COUNTERMEASURES, SUBMARINES, ELECTROMAGNETISM, SUBMERSIBLES, SONAR PROJECTORS

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE