A demonstration submersible outboard electric motor/propulsor has been designed, built, and successfully tested. This concept involves mounting a propeller directly inside a rotor of a specially designed induction motor. This motor/propulsor has the advantages of direct seawater cooling and bearing lubrication, direct drive, shrouded propeller, variable positioning, easy access, and high maneuverability. The motor/propulsor is readily adaptable to dual, independently-controlled and contrarotating propellers without the need for gears. The concept has been investigated conceptually for application to primary propulsion, secondary propulsion, and pod drives, for amphibious, surface, and undersea vehicles.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Brown, D W
    • Repp, J R
    • Taylor, O S
  • Publication Date: 1989-9

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  • Accession Number: 00658434
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM