Accession Number:

ADD019912

Title:

Attitude and Roll Stabilizer for Towed Undersea Devices

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 24 Ap 2000

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2000-04-24

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE