Underwater Power Source Study
PAYNE INC ANNAPOLIS MD
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This report is concerned with the development of an ultra low cost underwater propulsion that can horizontally deploy 500 - 1000 feet of sonobuoy cable at depths between 500 and 1000 feet. A trade-off analysis shows that the best system is based on a gas driven water pulsejet hydropulse and that the best source of gas is a reaction between Lithium aluminum hydride LiAlH4 and seawater. The fuel cost for -15 minutes of operation is about 2.00. A design for the pulsejet engine was then prepared the drawings are in Appendix C together with reaction rate measuring equipment. This culminates Phase I of the contract.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution