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