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