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Unmanned underwater vehicle sea floor separation device

A device comprising a first plate disposed on top of a second plate where the first and second plates are parallel and separated by a fixed distance with a spacer, and wherein the spacer fits around the perimeter of the first and second plates creating a void space, and wherein the second plate has a plurality of pin-sized holes, and wherein a pump sits in the void space and is operably coupled to the plates, wherein the plates are operably coupled to the bottom, exterior hull of an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV), and wherein the pump is configured to pump liquid into the void space between the parallel plates.
Inventors: 

Daniel Joseph Braun

Peter Thomas Sullivan

Wayne Po-Wen Liu

Patent Number: 
US9586661
Patent Issue Date: 
April 7, 2017
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