Telescoping Buoyancy Capsule
Patent application, Filed 8 Jul 2005
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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This patent application discloses a capsule sized to contain a weapon for launching and to withstand depth pressures. A telescoping nose section of the capsule, normally unextended around the weapon, extends at launch along a longitudinal axis of the capsule to provide the buoyancy used to lift the capsule out of a stored state and to ascent the capsule towards the surface. Once the surface is reached, a nose cone of the capsule is jettisoned to allow the weapon to exit the capsule.
- Submarine Engineering
- Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
- Underwater-Launched Guided Missiles