Accession Number : AD0650532

Title :   A LINEAR ACTUATOR DEVICE FOR REMOTE POSITIONING.

Descriptive Note : Research and Development rept.,

Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Miller,F. B.

Report Date : JUL 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The report describes instrumentation developed for remote positioning of model control surfaces during testing and for recording the angular position of these control surfaces. Modified aircraft actuators are used in a closed-loop system for the positioning function, and angle recording is accomplished by means of a potentiometer readout system and digital indicator. The rate of response of the controlled surface is variable. The recording system is designed to accommodate a wide range of transducer resistances. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ACTUATORS, TEST EQUIPMENT), (*POSITIONING DEVICES(MACHINERY), REMOTE CONTROL), (*CONTROL SURFACES, *SHIP MODELS), INSTRUMENTATION, MODEL TESTS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, POTENTIOMETERS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, LINEAR SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE