Accession Number : ADD018549

Title :   Submarine Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 11 Sep 95, patented 1 Apr 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bourlett, Steven P

Report Date : 01 Apr 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A submarine launched unmanned aerial vehicle comprises an elongated generally cylindrically-shaped body. Tail fins are stored in the body and are self deployable to extend outwardly from the body. A booster motor is fixed to an aft end of the body and is self releasable from the body. A propeller is disposed at the aft end of the body and is self deployable to an exposed position at the aft end of the body after release of the booster motor. A propulsion motor is mounted in the body and is operative to drive the propeller. Rotors are stored in the body and are self deployable to an exposed position wherein the rotors provide lift to the vehicle.

Descriptors :   *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, *SUBMARINE LAUNCHED, *PATENTS, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, MOTORS, BOOSTER ROCKET ENGINES, FINS, PROPELLERS

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE