Accession Number:

ADD018296

Title:

Air-Launchable Gliding Sonobuoy.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 30 Jan 95, patented 22 Oct 96,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-10-22

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

An air launchable gliding sonobuoy store includes a canister enclosing an inflatable membranous wing folded in a collapsed state with an electroacoustic system. After launching, the wing inflates and a steering mechanism controls the wing glide path by skewing the trailing edge thereof. Upon reaching the sea, the wing serves as a buoy with the electroacoustic system transducer depending therefrom.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE