Ocean Physics

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Autonomous undersea platform

The invention provides an unmanned, autonomous, undersea platform which extends the sphere of influence of a host vessel from which it is launched. The platform is hydrodynamically and stealth shaped to minimize noise, wake and detectability of the platform. The platform includes advanced active...
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Axially pressure balanced floating seal system

A pressure balanced floating seal system positioned within a structure about a rotating shaft. The floating seal system has a cylindrical outer seal housing having a cylindrical internal recessed region formed in the outer seal housing with a retaining flange extending into said internal recessed...
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Baffle system for mitigation of thruster wake deficit

A baffle system for mitigating thruster wake deficit is provided in the environment of an underwater vehicle. The baffle system includes at least one baffle member initially housed within a thruster housing of the underwater vehicle and an actuating member for selectively positioning the at least...
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Battery charging method

A charging and equalizing method for a battery having a control computer in a charging system in communication with a plurality of module processors. Charging and equalization pauses periodically for voltage measurement by the module processors. The control computer determines when to equalize...
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Battery monitoring and charging system

A battery monitoring device for a battery having cells grouped in modules. The device includes a monitoring circuit for each module which monitors the voltage in each cell and the overall module voltage. The monitoring circuits can also detect module temperatures. The monitoring circuits are...
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Boiling heat transfer surface

A system to create and maintain a gas/vapor cavity about a hull surface includes a fence selectively extendable above and below the hull surface. A gas venting means is positioned beneath the hull surface downstream from the fence. The vented gas can be used to create a gas/vapor cavity downstream...
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Boiling heat transfer torpedo

A system has a source of gas venting gas at a nose portion of the vehicle to create a gas/vapor cavity on the nose portion and an adjacent hull of the vehicle. A thermal engine propelling the vehicle through ambient water creates waste heat for heating the hull to raise the temperature of the gas/...
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Break-away muzzle cap retention mechanism

A break-away end cap assembly includes a tube member of predetermined characteristics and an end cap member for releasably securing the open end of the tube member. An annular recessed groove is formed in the inner surface of the tube member. The end cap member includes an outer flange portion...

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