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