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