Accession Number : ADA601329


Title :   Ambient Temperature Phase Change Launcher


Descriptive Note : Patent application, filed 30 Sep 2013


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Phelps, Peter T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a601329.pdf


Report Date : 30 Sep 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : A system for ejecting a missile from a submerged vessel includes: a tube for housing the missile; a tank for storing atmospheric gas as a pressurized liquid, whereby a valve is connected to the tank to allow release of the gas into the tube to eject the missile from the tube; and a microwave emitter located within the liquid in the tank to input heat energy into the liquid to maintain evaporation of the liquid into the gas, whereby the microwave emitter is activated simultaneously with the release of the gas into the tube.


Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS , MICROWAVES , PATENT APPLICATIONS , SUBMARINE LAUNCHED


Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE