Propelled Tow Body
Patent application, Filed 28 Apr 2008
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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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.
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