Accession Number : ADD018182

Title :   Support Base for Submarine Antenna Mast.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 29 May 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Floyd, Thomas R ; Fedeli, David M

PDF Url : ADD018182

Report Date : 29 May 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : This invention aims to provide an effective heat exchange capability entirely within the confines of the antenna mast structure. The heat exchanger aims to provide adequate support to the mast structure and a passageway or conduit from the submarine to electronics components within the mast structure. This heat exchanger aims to maintain the watertight integrity of the mast. These and other objects are accomplished by locating a heat exchanger at the support base of the mast, between the mast structure and the faired mast, and taking advantage of the cool sea water at this location adjacent the submarine itself in order to cool the cooling fluid contained in a uniquely shaped reservoir built into this support base for the antenna. More specifically, the support base has an outer wall of tear drop cross section that cooperates with an inner partition assembly to define a convoluted or serpentine shaped series of interconnected spiral loops.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *COOLING AND VENTILATING EQUIPMENT, *ANTENNA MASTS, *SUBMARINE ANTENNAS, HEAT TRANSFER, SHAPE, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, HEAT EXCHANGERS, INTERNAL, WALLS, FLUIDS, EXTERNAL, ASSEMBLY, MASTS, LOOPS, SEA WATER, RESERVOIRS, WATERTIGHTNESS, FAIRINGS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE