Accession Number : AD0467986

Title :   A METHOD FOR ELECTROSTATIC POWER TRANSFER OF WHEEL-MOTOR POWER THROUGH GYROSCOPE DAMPING FLUID,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE INSTRUMENTATION LAB

Personal Author(s) : Musoff,Howard

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : A method is described whereby two half-cycle cosine-modulated radio-frequency carrier waves are used to transfer gyroscope wheel-motor power through the gyroscope damping fluid. This halfcycle modulation method is compared with both full-cycle amplitude modulation and suppressedcarrier modulation methods for transferring power. Also presented are efficiency measurements obtained from a breadboard demodulator using the half-cycle modulation method. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GYROSCOPES, POWER SUPPLIES), (*ELECTRIC MOTORS, GYROSCOPES), DISTRIBUTION, POWER, ELECTROSTATIC FIELDS, RADIOFREQUENCY, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, AMPLITUDE MODULATION, DEMODULATION, FLUIDS, DAMPING, ELECTRIC BRIDGES, SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE