Accession Number:

ADD020140

Title:

Multi-Lobed Buoyant Launch Capsule

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 5 Jun 2003

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

A launch capsule assembly having a buoyant main body for a payload of a missile or other unmanned vehicle. The main body includes a plurality of lobes contributing to its interior. The lobes project perpendicular to and away from the longitudinal axis of the main body with the interior of each projecting lobe sized to accommodate at least one projecting fin of the payload. The top of the main body removably attaches to a top cap projecting hydrodynamically from the main body. The bottom of the main body removably attaches to a bottom cap machined to have a matching cross-section to the main body of the capsule.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE