Accession Number : AD0827939

Title :   DYNAMIC LOAD STUDY OF AN/FPS-24 PEDESTAL

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SYRACUSE NY HEAVY MILITARY ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : Barnhart, H D ; Lange, E ; Mann, R L

PDF Url : AD0827939

Report Date : Jul 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Results are presented from an investigation of the load distribution to the main bearing of the AN/FPS-24 radar under actual operating conditions. The bearing is a 10-foot diameter 4-point contact being subjected to thrust, radial, and overturning loads. Load determination was made by instrumenting one of the bearing balls to measure its deformation due to load. The results are inconclusive due to problems of mechanical interference incurred during testing; however, some noteworthy data are presented.

Descriptors :   *BALL BEARINGS, *RADAR ANTENNAS, AZIMUTH, DYNAMICS, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), LOAD DISTRIBUTION, LOADS(FORCES), ROTATION, SUPPORTS

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE