Accession Number : AD0164843

Title :   Bilinear Resonance Drive.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Herzl,George G.

Report Date : 25 JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The patent application describes an optical scanner including a mirror driven about an axis wherein the angular limits are established by a plurality of stops. The oscillatory motion of the device is controlled by two spring elements in combination, a low rate spring element being in force during the used portion of the scan cycle and a second spring rate that is much stiffer producing a very short reversal of motion time. The low rate spring element produces a long period sinusoidal motion that is naturally rather linear during the used scan.

Descriptors :   *Optical scanning, Patents, Drives, Resonance, Oscillation

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE