Accession Number : AD0164948

Title :   Torsion Bar for Raising and Lowering a Target.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gutler,Keith

Report Date : 15 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent relates to a device whereby a target raising and lowering mechanism employs a torque tube and torsion bar combination to provide weatherproof housing for its electric motor and reduction gear means. It also stores energy in the torsion bar during lowering of a target for later use during raising of the target.

Descriptors :   *Targets, *Position(Location), *Torsion bars, *Patents, Positioning devices(Machinery), Energy storage, Gears, Torque couplings

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE