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Extensible torpedo

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An extensible torpedo has a body, a cavity within the body and a water reactive material in communication with the cavity. A mechanism selectively positions the cavity between a first volume and a second volume and also selectively positions the torpedo between a first length and a second length. The second volume and length are greater than the first volume and length. The mechanism introduces ambient water into the cavity in a volume that represents a stoichiometric balance with the amount of water reactive material.

Inventors: 
Gotzmer, Carl; Kim, Steven
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Machines and Processing
FIle Date: 
2013-02-11
Grant Date: 
2014-12-16
Grant time: 
673 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
12
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY