Self Adjusting Neutral Buoyancy Countermeasure and System
Patent Application, Filed 10 Oct 2001
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An underwater self adjusting displacement device includes a sealed housing having an exterior wall and an inner component area, the exterior wall having an opening formed therein. A sealing plug is slidably seated in the opening of the exterior wall, and an actuator mechanism selectively adjusts the sealing plug within the opening, thereby adjusting a total displacement of the sealed housing. The displacement device is incorporated into any substantially neutrally buoyant underwater deployable device such as an acoustic countermeasure device or an oceanographic sensor device. Further, the deployable devices may be deployed individually or as a field due. The displacement device required less weight and weight within an overall deployed device, enabling large deployments and performance enhancements.
- Acoustic Countermeasures