Accession Number : ADD018325

Title :   Underwater Vehicle and Combination Directional Control and Cable Interconnect Device.

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 ; Waclawik, Ronald E

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 device therefor. The underwater vehicle remains underwater during travel of the vehicle through water. The directional control and cable interconnect device comprises a single arm extendible from one side of the underwater of vehicle. The arm 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 the hydrodynamic streamline flow thereabout at predetermined vehicle speed below the cavitation threshold.

Descriptors :   *UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *PATENTS, HYDRODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, SHIP MOTION, DIRECTION FINDING, UNDERWATER NAVIGATION, HYDRODYNAMICS, UNDERWATER CABLES, CAVITATION, LIFTING SURFACES

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE