Accession Number : ADD017900

Title :   Air-Launchable Gliding Sonobuoy.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 25 Jul 94, patented 10 Oct 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Greenhalgh, Samuel

Report Date : 10 Oct 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 7

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 :   *SONOBUOYS, *GLIDERS, *PATENTS, *GLIDE PATH SYSTEMS, STEERING, AERODYNAMIC STABILITY, MEMBRANES, WINGS, INFLATABLE STRUCTURES, AIR LAUNCHED, ELECTROACOUSTIC TRANSDUCERS, BUOYS, TRAILING EDGES

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE