Accession Number : AD0372366

Title :   APPLICATION OF PURE FLUID TECHNOLOGY TO A NAVAL MISSILE WEAPON SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Apr-15 Dec 65 on Phase 1,

Corporate Author : BOWLES ENGINEERING CORP SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s) : Bauer ,Peter

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : This Phase I Study Program has been directed toward an investigation of the feasibility and potential advantages of utilizing Pure Fluid components and subsystems in a Naval missile weapon system. Pure Fluid technology, relatively recent development in the controls field, incorporates a class of equipment known variously as fluid-state or fluidic devices to perform sensing, signal-processing and amplification, computation, actuation, and display. Such fluidic devices, using gas or liquid as the working medium and often featuring no-moving-parts operation, appear to offer a low-cost, reliable alternative to conventional electronic and electro-mechanical components in many applications. The overall goal of the Phase I Program has been to demonstrate that a practical weapon system can be realized using a Pure Fluid equipment approach. Specific program goals have included identifying those weapon system equipment areas for which a fluidic approach has promise and establishing the levels of cost and reliability improvement which the fluidic approach would yield over conventional electronic and electro-mechanical systems of comparable performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILES, *GUIDANCE), (*FLUID AMPLIFIERS, *CONTROL SYSTEMS), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, INERTIAL NAVIGATION, INSTRUMENTATION, INERTIAL GUIDANCE, GYROSCOPES, FLUID MECHANICS, COSTS, RELIABILITY, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, DATA PROCESSING, ACTUATORS, FLUIDS, SHIPBOARD (U) STABILIZED PLATFORMS, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, VISCOSIMETERS, DESTROYERS, DESTROYER ESCORTS, SHIP DECKS, EXTERNAL STORES

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE