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Brisk maneuvering device for undersea vehicles

A nautical vehicle for traveling in a fluid environment, the nautical vehicle comprising a body having a dorsal fin mounted thereon. The body comprises a sidewall, a forward nose and a rear propulsor for propelling the vehicle in an axial direction. The dorsal fin is mounted on the sidewall, and includes a dorsal fin surface and camber generating element for generating a camber to provide a sideways thrust on said body to facilitate brisk maneuvering of the vehicle in the fluid environment.
Inventors: 

Promode R. Banyopadhyay

Patent Number: 
US5939665
Patent Issue Date: 
September 17, 1999
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