Accession Number:

ADD014729

Title:

Underwater Towed Body Stabilizing Device.

Descriptive Note:

Patent application filed 22 Jun 89, patented 23 Oct 90,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1990-10-23

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE