Accession Number : AD0163574

Title :   Fluidic Gyro Caging and Nulling Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Dunaway,J. C.

Report Date : 16 NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A gyro rotor having an air bearing ball is caged by a fluidic system that forces the ball against one side of its housing. The fluidic system also forces the rotor to a predetermined spin axis null position. The rotor is uncaged by inactivating the fluidic system. The rotor ball is supported by air supplied to its housing, with the air exiting along the spin axis of the rotor. The fluidic system includes a proportional amplifier having feedback pickoffs fed by the air exiting along the rotor spin axis. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*FLUID AMPLIFIERS, *PATENTS), FLUIDICS, GYROSCOPES, GAS BEARINGS, FLUID FLOW

Subject Categories : Fluidics and Fluerics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE