APPARATUS FOR INTERCONNECTING AN UNDERWATER VEHICLE AND A FREE- FLOATING POD; PATENT

Apparatus is provided for interconnecting an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) and a free-floating pod, the apparatus comprising a communications cable extending between the pod and a less buoyant buoy, the buoy being in communication with a distal station, a mobile UUV in communication with a control vessel, connector structure on the UUV adapted to intercept the cable and adapted to slide along the cable toward the pod, and complementary engagement structure on the UUV and the pod adapted to cause the UUV to engage the pod in a preselected orientation and azimuth, to place the control vessel in communication with the distal station.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Filed 12 Apr 93 patented 1 Mar 94; Supersedes PAT-APPL-8-045 156, AD-D015 790.; This Government-owned invention available for U.S. licensing and, possibly, for foreign licensing. Copy of patent available Commissioner of Patents, Washington, DC 20231.; Patent
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Navy

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Ames, G H
  • Publication Date: 0

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00666473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PAT-APPL-8-045 156; PATENT-5 291 194
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1994 12:00AM