Accession Number : AD1048730


Title :   A Recovery System for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : NUWC Newport United States


Personal Author(s) : Ruffa,Anthony A


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1048730.pdf


Report Date : 28 Sep 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : A capture mechanism is provided that employs water jets flowing in a horizontal direction to move an unmanned underwater vehicle toward a centerline region of the water jets. The Bernoulli effect is implemented with the water jets directed at the underwater vehicle. As the water jets align the vehicle toward the centerline of the water jets; the vehicle stabilizes.The underwater vehicle transits into the capture mechanism and can be guided by a homing device.


Descriptors :   patent applications , water jets , underwater vehicles , unmanned , recovery , HORIZONTAL ORIENTATION , stabilization


Subject Categories : Escape, Rescue and Survival
      Submarine Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE