Accession Number : ADD017978

Title :   A Brisk Maneuvering Device for Undersea Vehicles.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 12 Feb 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bandyopadhyay, Promode R

PDF Url : ADD017978

Report Date : 12 Feb 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A nautical vehicle for traveling in a fluid environment, the nautical vehicle comprising a body having a dorsal fin mounted thereon. The body comprises a sidewall, a forward nose and a rear propulsor for propelling the vehicle in an axial direction. The dorsal fin is mounted on the sidewall, and includes a dorsal fin surface and camber generating element for generating a camber to provide a sideways thrust on said body to facilitate brisk maneuvering of the vehicle in the fluid environment.

Descriptors :   *MANEUVERABILITY, *UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, FORWARD AREAS, ENVIRONMENTS, SURFACES, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, FLUIDS, NOSES, FINS, CAMBER, NAUTICAL

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE