Accession Number : ADD018427

Title :   Apparatus and Method for Floating a Towed Device from a Submerged Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 16 Aug 95, patented 28 Jan 97,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Horton, Duane M

Report Date : 28 Jan 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A vehicle towed by a submerged vehicle is surfaced with improved speed, reliability and efficiency by displacing water from within the towed vehicle with gases evolved by electrolysis within the towed vehicle. Positive buoyancy is thus derived and the attitude of the towed vehicle is controllably altered so that hydrodynamic lift is also produced to rapidly surface the towed vehicle.

Descriptors :   *BUOYANCY, *PATENTS, *TOWED VEHICLES, WATER, EFFICIENCY, GASES, LIFT, HYDRODYNAMICS, ELECTROLYSIS

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE