Accession Number:

ADD020363

Title:

Propelled Tow Body

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 28 Apr 2008

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-04-28

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The patent application discloses a tow body that is provided with an attachment point to connect to a tow cable. The attachment point is positioned nominally at a nonzero angle relative to the length of the tow body. Propulsion components of the body generate thrust. The body is capable of accepting electric power for a propulsion motor within the body. The motor provides the power for the propeller or other propulsion equipment. The power for the motor can also be provided by a tow cable. The addition of forward thrust by the propeller decreases cable scope the need for long lengths of cable and required winch volume for storing the cable.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE