Accession Number:

ADD018325

Title:

Underwater Vehicle and Combination Directional Control and Cable Interconnect Device.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 27 Mar 95, Patented 3 Sep 96,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1996-09-03

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE