Accession Number : AD0164226

Title :   Frictionless Gyroscope.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Fischell,Robert E.

Report Date : 12 OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent describes a substantially friction free gyroscope structure which comprises a cylindrical rotor member whose ends are encompassed by a pair of annular permanent magnets. Each end of the rotor member carries a diamagnetic insert which coacts with the associated permanent magnet to establish repulsive magnetic forces which keep the rotor out of physical contact with the permanent magnet; i.e., the rotor is made to float with substantially zero friction.

Descriptors :   *Gyroscopes, *Patents, Rotors, Permanent magnets, Gyro stabilizers, Life(Durability)

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE