Accession Number : AD0164239

Title :   Laser-Guided Boring Tool for Deep Hole Boring.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Prince,Thomas E.

Report Date : 18 JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent describes a boring tool provided with a centering detector onto which a laser beam is directed. Deviation of the boring tool is detected and fed to a control unit and servo device which operates a pair of pusher pads to direct the boring tool back onto center. The boring tool is particularly adaptable for boring deep holes such as in large gun barrels.

Descriptors :   *Drilling machines, *Patents, Drills, Drilling, Laser guidance, Gun barrels, Laser beams

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE