Beginning with the history of speeds achieved by hydrofoils worldwide, this account deals with recent results of the U.S. Navy Advanced Development Program. This program has gathered information on platform performance and operational demonstrations from the HIGH POINT (PCH-1). PLAINVIEW (AGEH-1), FLAGSTAFF (PGH-1) and TUCUMCARI (PGH-2). Recent developments in hydrofoil platform technologies cover automatic control systems, propulsion and auxiliary machinery, strut-foil, and hull subsystems. Operations cover total operational and foilborne times, transit distances, debris collisions, mission equipment demonstrations, and underway transfer operations. A discussion of work leading to future larger and faster hydrofoils concludes the account.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference, jointly sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, with the active cooperation and support of the United States Navy, San Diego, Calif., Feb. 25-28, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    AIAA/SNAME Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference

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  • Authors:
    • Jewell, D A
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper #74-307
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1978 12:00AM