Accession Number:

ADD019542

Title:

Method and Apparatus for Retaining Wires in a Cylindrical Tube

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 9 Oct 1997, patented 24 Aug 1999

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-08-24

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

A submarine signal launcher is disclosed for preventing pinched control wires therein. The submarine signal launcher includes a gas generator, an acoustic device countermeasure, a launch tube for housing the gas generator and the countermeasure, and a ram plate positioned between the gas generator and the countermeasure. A status cable is connected to the countermeasure and intermediately threaded through the ram plate and joined to the gas generator. A collapsible tube connected to the ram plate and to the gas generator. The status cable is confined within the collapsible tube. Securing members are formed on opposing ends of the collapsible tube for securing the collapsible tube to the ram plate and the gas generator wherein upon assembly of the gas generator with the ram plate and the countermeasure within the launch tube, the collapsible tube will protect the cable from being pinched between joined ends of the ram plate and the gas generator.

Subject Categories:

  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves
  • Submarine Engineering
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE