Accession Number:

ADD018275

Title:

Water Vehicle and a Directional Control Device Therefor.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 27 Mar 95, patented 27 Aug 96,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1996-08-27

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

There is presented in combination, a water vehicle and a directional control device therefor. The water vehicle includes at least a portion thereof which is underwater during travel of the vehicle through water. The directional control device comprises a single arm extendible from one side of the underwater portion of the vehicle. The arm includes a multiplicity of tins in a compact array for contact with the water through which the vehicle portion moves, each of the fins having an uncambered, neutral lift cross-section matching the hydrodynamic streamline flow there-about at predetermined vehicle speed below the cavitation threshold.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE