TITLE

Whirring wheels keep finless sub on course

AUTHOR(S)
Graham-Rowe, Duncan
PUB. DATE
November 2002
SOURCE
New Scientist;11/23/2002, Vol. 176 Issue 2370, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the development of submersibles without their hydroplane fins and rudders, by adopting steering technology used on orbiting satellites. Proposal to replace fins and tails with spinning reaction wheels; Advantages of protection against collision, fouling and corrosion; Changes in surroundings due to the internal steering system.
ACCESSION #
8755216

 

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