Soft Rail L&R Symposium V8

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ron seiple and cta publish a presentation regarding the soft rail system.

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  • ALOHA A big Mahalo to ASNE for inviting us and the support while here. Soft Rail was sponsored by DARPA and accomplished in Hawaii. The effort is now completed. Soft Rail is definitely a paradigm shift from typical L and R Systems. Our Product is Patented
  • Soft Rail L&R Symposium V8

    1. 1. Soft Rail Launch and Recovery ASNE Launch and Recovery Symposium Annapolis, MD Presented By Ronald Seiple SOFT RAIL L AND R IS PATENTED # 7156036B2
    2. 2. Soft Rail Approach <ul><li>L&R at Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of stability at 20-40ft depth </li></ul><ul><li>L&R in the wake “sweetspot” </li></ul><ul><li>Do L&R fast (<1 min) </li></ul><ul><li>Improve Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain payload versatility </li></ul><ul><li>Make it Simple and Robust </li></ul>
    3. 3. Soft Rail L&R Method
    4. 4. Soft Rail Design Parameters Drogue Drag = 22,528kg Dive Force = 5632kg Scope Ratio = 4:1 Tow speed = 15 knots Depth = 10m Payload = 9200kg Soft Rail Tension = 26000kg Payload to Tension Ratio = 0.35 Launch Height = 4.0m Soft Rail Length = 56m Scope Angle = 9.46° to water (Modeled)
    5. 5. Soft Rail Deck System
    6. 6. C Commando <ul><li>2K Tons, 220 ft Long 56 ft B </li></ul>
    7. 7. Soft Rail Deck Gear & RHIB
    8. 8. Soft Rail D/d System
    9. 9. Soft Rail Ready to Deploy
    10. 10. Traditional L & R
    11. 11. Soft Rail L & R
    12. 12. Soft Rail UUV Concept
    13. 13. Static Soft Rail Anchor Soft Rail Cables Tensioning Wench
    14. 14. Soft Rail Demo Conclusions <ul><li>Proven At Sea </li></ul><ul><li>Robust </li></ul><ul><li>Small Size </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment Speed 20kts </li></ul><ul><li>Simple </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Effective </li></ul><ul><li>Sea State 4 Achievable </li></ul><ul><li>Fast </li></ul><ul><li>Safe </li></ul>
    15. 15. What Next <ul><li>Depressor/Drogue: </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a unified design. </li></ul><ul><li>Transition </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership </li></ul>
    16. 16. Soft Rail Questions

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