Accession Number : ADD018528

Title :   Control Line Spool

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 17 Jan 96, patented 10 Jun 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Glenning, Daniel M

Report Date : 10 Jun 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A control line deployment device useable in an underwater vehicle including a stator positioned at an aft end of an underwater vehicle having a spool bucket formed therein with an entrance opening at an aft end of the stator in communication with the spool bucket. The control line spool is slidably dIsposed in the spool bucket with a control line in communication with the underwater vehicle wound upon the control line spool. The control line is deployable from the control line spool by extension through the entrance opening. Access to the control line spool for its replacement is readily provided and made possible by a removable cover positioned and releasably fitted onto the entrance opening at the aft end of the stator in communication with the spool bucket. The control line deployment device of the invention facilitates installation and replacement of the spool in an underwater vehicle without requiring substantial disassembly of the underwater vehicle and without the need for cumbersome and costly infrastructure in the launch vessel.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *UNDERWATER COMMUNICATIONS, *CABLE REELS, CONTROL, DEPLOYMENT, CONTROL SYSTEMS, UNDERWATER VEHICLES, COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, STATORS, UNDERWATER CABLES

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE