Accession Number : ADD017857
Title : Control Surface for Underwater Vehicle.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 13 Jan 95, patented 30 Jan 96,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Nedderman, William H , Jr
Report Date : 30 Jan 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : A control surface for a vehicle comprising a flexible elastomeric body with its base joined to the vehicle to form a smooth surface, a rigid tip bar joined to the distal end of the body, and a control member for turning the rigid tip bar to bend the elastomeric body and generate lift. The control member can be a shaft which extends from the interior of the vehicle to said rigid tip bar to allow said shaft to rotate said tip bar.
Descriptors : *UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *PATENTS, ELASTOMERS, SURFACES, INTERNAL, FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES, CONTROL SURFACES
Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE