Accession Number:

ADD002506

Title:

Automatic Steering System for a Torpedo.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1976-02-17

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The invention relates to improvements in homing missiles and more specifically to an improved automatic steering system for directing a moving body equipped with steering gear toward a target source of wave energy. The system is intended for use in a self-propelled, deep underwater torpedo to be directed toward a submerged submarine, and operates on the echo ranging principle rather than from sound generated by the submarine itself.

Subject Categories:

  • Torpedoes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE