Accession Number : ADD018296

Title :   Air-Launchable Gliding Sonobuoy.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 30 Jan 95, patented 22 Oct 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Greenhalgh, Samuel

Report Date : 22 Oct 1996

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, *PATENTS, DEPLOYMENT, CONTAINERS, SONAR TRANSDUCERS, AERIAL DELIVERY

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE