Accession Number : ADD017855
Title : Projectile Recovery Device.
Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 9 Feb 95, patented 26 Dec 95,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Duarte, George M
Report Date : Dec 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : The device includes a rigid vessel that supports a frustoconical membrane at the projectile entry end and at a downstream end. The volume defined between the vessel side walls and the membrane is filled with a fluid under pressure. The pressure is adjusted to accommodate a particular projectile size and weight so that the projectile is decelarated over a distance that is chosen to minimize inertial loads on the projectile.
Descriptors : *PROJECTILES, *PATENTS, RECOVERY, INERTIA, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), LOADS(FORCES), WALLS, RIGIDITY
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE