Accession Number:

ADD020240

Title:

Telescoping Buoyancy Capsule

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 8 Jul 2005

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-07-08

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
  • Underwater-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE