Accession Number : ADD018211

Title :   An Agile Water Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 1 Apr 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bandyopadhyay, Promode R

PDF Url : ADD018211

Report Date : 01 Apr 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : An agile water vehicle for travel above and below the water surface, includes a hull having therein a helmsman's compartment, a payload compartment, and a propulsor unit. A rudder assembly is fixed to the hull and includes a cylindrically shaped (or slightly tapered) tubular member having a rudder thereon and extending therefrom, the tubular member being rotatable. A wing assembly is fixed to and spaced from a bottom portion of the hull, the wing assembly comprising a pair of wings extending widthwise of the axis of the hull, and a flap adapted for disposal in each of the wings and extendible therefrom, the flaps being operable for pivotal movement upwardly and downwardly from the wings. The propulsor unit, the rudder assembly, and the flaps are operable from the helmsman's compartment. A pair of propulsors are disposed on the wings and are rotatable around the spanwise axis of the wings. A pair of differential flaps are mounted on a rotatable axial cylinder or ring with a fixed divider plate therebetween.

Descriptors :   *UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *SHORES, PAYLOAD, WATER, COMPARTMENTS, SURFACES, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, FLAPS(CONTROL SURFACES), RUDDERS, ASSEMBLY, DISPOSAL, WINGS, ROTATION

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE