Interceptor is a new advanced device capable of enhancing
the hydrodynamics of semiplaning and planing craft.
Interceptors generate a high pressure on a planing surface by
intercepting the flow at the transom by a blade (see fig. 1) resulting
on a highly hydrodynamic lift and a low hydrodynamic drag.
In fact the lift-drag ratio of the interceptor
is higher than that of an equivalentflap or wedge. Typically both
weight and power are only about one tenth of that of an equivalent
transom flap arrangement.
Interceptor units are used for:
control of the vessel's trim and list is provided.
steering control to the use of water jet bucket deflection (or rudders)
at high speed (see fig. 2).
INTERCEPTOR SYSTEMS innovative technology for speed at sea