Oscillating Appendage for Fin Propulsion
Patent application, Filed 12 Jan 2004.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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An oscillating appendage includes a vessel housing a supply of pressurized fluid with reinforced tubes selectively receiving the pressurized fluid from the vessel, an oscillating valve for controlling the supply of pressurized fluid from the vessel to. the reinforced tubes, and a flexible skin encompassing the vessel, the reinforced tubes, and the valve. The flexible skin defines an outer shape of the oscillating appendage with a tail member affixed at a terminal end of the appendage to further propel the appendage by -an oscillating motion of the appendage.
- Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
- Submarine Engineering