Accession Number:

ADD020072

Title:

Stowable Integrated Motor Propulsor Fins

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 8 Oct 2002

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-10-08

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The present invention relates generally to control surfaces for undersea vehicles. More particularly, this invention relates to control surfaces stowed in an annular intake recess on a vehicle and deployed outwardly to create large control surfaces. Elongate underwater vehicles, such as torpedoes are being used by many navies for offensive and defensive purposes. They are efficiently engineered to be compact, yet be able to carry heavy loads of ordinance or instrumentation packages over considerable distances. A need has been recognized in the state of the art for improved control surfaces for an integrated motor propulsors IMF that do not interfere with inflow and outflow. allow launch from contemporary tube diameters, and do not rely on compliant systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE