Accession Number : ADD018649

Title :   Submersible Device Launcher.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 10 Jul 97,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ferreira, Delfino D ; Venier, Nicholas O

PDF Url : ADD018649

Report Date : 10 Jul 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A submersible device launcher includes an external cage structure including at least a base, an overhead reinforcing member and a plurality of corner posts connecting the base to the overhead reinforcing member. A launcher barrel is mounted to the external cage structure, a half-wall is mounted to and braced against the base of the external cage structure at a peripheral edge thereof, and an impulse cylinder is mounted to the half wall for connection to the launcher barrel. A firing valve is anchored to the base of the external cage structure, a first support bench is mounted to a first corner post of the external cage structure, and an air flask is seated on the first support bench and held in a stationary position thereon by prong members extending upwardly from the first support bench and further attached to a corner post by a band member. An underwater junction box is mounted to another corner post of the external cage structure, and a display panel is remotely positioned above the water surface for operating the firing valve and monitoring depth pressure firing valve pressure, air flask pressure and impulse cylinder at-battery and firing positions.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *LAUNCHERS, *SUBMERSIBLES, TEST EQUIPMENT, UNDERWATER, UNDERWATER BALLISTICS

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE