Accession Number:

ADD020086

Title:

Supercavitation Ventilation Control System

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 3 Oct 2002

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-10-03

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

A supercavitation ventilation control system is disclosed and includes a vehicle body having a fore end and an aft end. A cavitator is fit to the fore end of the vehicle body, the cavitator generating a gas cavity around the vehicle body. A cavity control ring is slidably positioned at the aft end of the vehicle body, the cavity control ring selectively adjusting a terminal end of the cavity formed by the cavitator. A stop ring is adjustably positioned on the vehicle body forward of the cavity control ring for managing a reentrant jet generated by the cavity control ring. Each of the stop ring and cavity control ring are move able by separate actuators and a single control system.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE