Accession Number : AD0164782

Title :   Brake Anti-Skid System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Mikaila,Joseph J.

Report Date : 08 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The patent relates to an electromagnetic sensing device on the wheels of a vehicle producing a voltage that is used to keep a relay switch in a central power circuit open. Upon loss of this voltage due to stoppage of a wheel during skidding, the power circuit closes a solenoid valve in the hydraulic brake line, preventing the brake fluid pressure from dropping, and thus keeping the brake disc from rotating. Simultaneously, a square wave generator in the power circuit produces a square wave voltage to activate a solenoid coil operating a piston for automatically cycling the pressure in the brake line, maintaining the brake torque at or near the point of critical slip.

Descriptors :   *Disc brakes, *Skidding, *Patents, Detectors, Electromagnetic radiation, Vehicle brakes, Hydraulic equipment

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE