Accession Number : ADD020226


Title :   Apparatus for Changing the Attack Angle of a Cavitator on a Supercavatating Underwater Research Model


Descriptive Note : Patent Application, filed 18 Jul 2005


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Nedderman, William H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/d020226.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jul 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : This patent application discloses an apparatus for changing the angle of attack of a cavitator on a supercavitating underwater research model. The apparatus has a nose assembly that has a pivotable cavitator tilt plate, an actuator member and a drive system engaged with the actuator member to drive the actuator member so as to tilt the cavitator tilt plate to a desired angle. Power components are remotely located and accessible to an operator so as to enable an operator to vary the angle of the cavitator tilt plate while the supercavitating underwater research model is underwater and in motion.


Descriptors :   *UNDERWATER VEHICLES , *PATENT APPLICATIONS , *ANGLE OF ATTACK , *CAVITATION , *PROJECTILE NOSES , *UNDERWATER PROJECTILES , MODELS , TOWED VEHICLES , PLATES , NAVAL RESEARCH , POWER EQUIPMENT , TANKS(CONTAINERS) , ACTUATORS , TILT


Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Underwater Ordnance


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE