JASON VII: Adapting to a Changing Sea

The NR-1 Submarine

Retractable Rubber-Tired Bottoming Wheel

Two retractable, rubber-tired bottoming wheels provide a means for maintaining a fixed distance between the box keel and the seabed, facilitating movement on the bottom and while working the manipulator. Wells in the keel accomodate the wheels when not in use, and allow the wheels to retract under excessive loads.

All NR-1 images and text courtesy of the Department of the Navy - Sea Systems Command.

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Gene Carl Feldman (gene@seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov) (301) 286-9428
Todd Carlo Viola, JASON Foundation for Education (todd@jason.org)
Revised: 17 Oct 1995