Accession Number : ADD018271

Title :   Underwater Vehicle and a Combination Directional Control and Cable Interconnect Means.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 27 Mar 95, patented 3 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cipolla, Jeffrey L ; Waciawik, Ronald E ; Elste, Charles L

Report Date : 03 Sep 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : There is presented an assembly comprising an underwater vehicle and a combination directional control and cable interconnect means therefor. The underwater vehicle remains underwater during travel of the vehicle through water. The directional control and cable interconnect means comprise arms extendible from sides of the underwater vehicle. Each of the arms includes a multiplicity of fins in a compact array for contact with the water through which the vehicle moves, each of the fins having an uncambered, neutral lift cross-section matching hydrodynamic streamline flow thereabout at predetermined vehicle speed below the cavitation threshold.

Descriptors :   *UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *UNDERWATER CABLES, *PATENTS, VELOCITY, WATER, THRESHOLD EFFECTS, ARRAYS, TRAVEL, HYDRODYNAMICS, FINS, DIRECTIONAL, CAVITATION

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE