Accession Number : AD0164058

Title :   Method and Means for Minimizing Horizontal Accelerations in Ship-Board Vertical Pendula.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Diehl,Conrad

Report Date : 03 MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The invention relates to methods and means for improving the vertical stability of a pendulum and especially for methods and means for minimizing the effects of horizontal accelerations on a pendulum. An object of the invention is to provide simple inexpensive, highly reliable means for maintaining the vertical position of a pendulum mounted on a vehicle moving in three-dimensional space despite horizontal accelerational forces, which act on the pendulum without the use of a gyroscopic element and servomechanism controls.

Descriptors :   (*STABILIZATION SYSTEMS, *PATENTS), (*SHIPS, INERTIAL NAVIGATION), ROLL, DAMPING, SPRINGS, ACCELERATION

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE