Accession Number : ADD017649

Title :   Air-Launchable Gliding Sonobuoy.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 25 Jul 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Greenhalgh, Samuel

PDF Url : ADD017649

Report Date : 25 Jul 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : An air-launchable gliding sonobuoy store includes a canister enclosing an inflatable membranous wing folded in a collapsed state with an electroacoustic system. After launching, the wing inflates and a steering mechanism controls the wing glide path by skewing the trailing edge thereof. Upon reaching the sea, the wing serves as a buoy with the electroacoustic system transducer depending therefrom.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *SONOBUOYS, STEERING, LAUNCHING, MEMBRANES, TRANSDUCERS, WINGS, INFLATABLE STRUCTURES, AIR LAUNCHED, ELECTROACOUSTIC TRANSDUCERS, TRAILING EDGES, GLIDE PATH SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE