Vertical Stabilizer Installed Towed Array Handling System.
Patent, Filed 23 Nov 90, patented 9 Jun 92,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A submarine has a vertical stabilizer providing a chamber in which is rotatably mounted a reel for rotation about an athwartships axis. One of the side clements of the reel has an engageable surface adjacent its periphery, and a drive motor in the stabilizer is engaged with the engageable surface of the one side element to effect rotation of the reel. An elongated cable is coiled about the hub of the reel and extends outwardly of a passage extending to the aft end of the stabilizer. A mechanism inside in the vertical stabilizer guides the cable between the passage and the storage space to facilitate coiling of the cable on to the reel and for deploying the cable therefrom. A brake mechanism is used to prevent the reel against rotation to prevent further either deploying or coiling of the cable. A driving mechanism controls the rate of deploying of the cable.
- Fluid Mechanics
- Submarine Engineering