Accession Number:

ADD019339

Title:

Multiline Tow Cable Assembly Including Swivel and Slip Ring

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 12 Aug 98

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-12

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

This patent application discloses a multiline tow cable assembly including swivel area components and slip ring components. The swivel area components include a rotor member connected to an external housing, at least one contact member formed within the rotor member and rotatable with the rotor, and first electrical leads connected to the at least one contact member. The slip ring components include a multiline termination member, a stator connected to the multiline termination member, at least one contact pin formed in connection with the stator, and second electrical leads connected to the at least one contact pin. A substantially friction free member is interposed between the swivel area components and the slip ring components for enabling relative rotation of the swivel area components with respect to the slip ring components. By the described assemblies, continuous electrical connection is maintained between the first and second electrical leads upon rotation of the swivel area components with respect to the slip ring components.

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE