Attitude and Roll Stabilizer for Towed Undersea Devices
Patent application, Filed 24 Ap 2000
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An attitude and roll stabilizer for towed undersea vehicles includes a vertical joining rod having an upper end and a lower end, a roll control weight mounted to the lower end of the vertical joining rod, an attitude control surface mounted to the upper end of the vertical joining rod, a tow rod pivotally mounted transverse to the vertical joining rod, an actuator member connected to the vertical joining rod between the tow rod and the roll control weight, and a connecting bar connecting the actuator adjacent to the aft end of the tow rod. A change in tow speed of the towed vehicle selectively pivots the tow rod about the vertical joining rod, and is correspondingly compensated for with a counteractive pitching of the attitude control surface and the roll control weight, thereby maintaining the level of the towed vehicle at the altered speed.
- Marine Engineering
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods