Accession Number : ADD018557
Title : Debris Deflector.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 5 Aug 96, Patented 27 May 97,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Vaillancourt, John J ; Dubois, Neil J ; Hills, Stacy J
Report Date : 27 May 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : A debris deflector protects an underwater vehicle's control, surface while introducing little or no flow disturbance around the control surface. The deflector extends outward from the vehicle to peninsulate the control surface. The deflector's cross-section is defined by a wedge shape subtended by an arc with the apex of the wedge shape always pointing towards the control surface.
Descriptors : *UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *DEBRIS, *PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, *PATENTS, *DEFLECTORS, SHAPE, CROSS SECTIONS, WEDGES, FLUID CONTROL, CONTROL SURFACES
Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE