Combination Winch and Stowage Reel Assembly for Arrays Towed by Submarines.
Patent Application, Filed 26 May 92,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A combination winch and stowage reel assembly for arrays towed by submarines, the assembly comprising a hub, a slip ring mounted in the hub and in communication with a receiver in the submarine, a reel rotatably mounted on the hub, the reel having gear teeth on a periphery thereof, a tow cable fixed to the reel and adapted to have attached to a free end thereof an array to be towed behind the submarine, the tow cable being in communication with the slip ring to form a communication path including the array, the tow cable, the slip ring and the receiver, a drive gear engaged with the reel gear teeth, and a motor for turning the drive gear, thereby to turn the reel on the hub to pay out and take up the cable.
- Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
- Submarine Engineering