The patent application relates to a propellant-actuated direct embedment anchor which utilizes simplified structural shapes and provides a rapid keying feature which allows the most efficient use of penetration energy. The anchor system has two major parts; a launch vehicle and a projectile which includes a piston and fluke. Two different fluke designs are provided to satisfy the realm of anticipated seafloor conditions (sand, clay, and rock). The launch vehicle consists of a launching system, a reaction vessel and a firing mechanism.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Government-owned invention available for licensing.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, R J
    • Beard, R M
  • Publication Date: 1974-2-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128963
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PAT-APPL-439 486
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 21 1976 12:00AM