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Underwater Towed Body Stabilizing Device.
Patent application filed 22 Jun 89, patented 23 Oct 90,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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This patent discloses a stabilizing device for an underwater towed body which includes a vertically movable keel inside the towed body using an electric motor. Major part of the imbalanced torque of the tow cable provides rotation of the towed body. A final correction of the rolling motion of the towed body is accomplished by moving a keel weight housed inside the towed body. The extension of keel weight is controlled by the power applied to the electric motor which is controlled from the surface ship. A sensor sends rolling motion information to the surface ship via the tow cable. JHD
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE