Accession Number:

ADD019269

Title:

Bellmouth Exit Angle Adapter

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, filed 6 Jul 98

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-07-06

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The present invention comprises a bellmouth adapter assembly for deploying and retrieving a towed array from a vessel that includes a bellmouth having a rearwardly extending tubular member with an axial centerline, and a distal first flange member extending outwardly from the tubular member, the first flange member having a first inner curved surface. The adapter has a second flange member which is concentrically superimposed over and fixed to the first flange member and has a second inner curved surface. This second curved surface is selected so that its bend radius is larger than the bend radius of the first inner curved surface.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE