Accession Number : ADD001925

Title :   Missile Stage Coupler.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Swales,Frank

Report Date : 31 Jul 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The patent application relates to an apparatus for coupling the stages of a missile or other multistage moving object which is adapted to release the stages at a desired time. A separation bolt connects for and aft stages prior to a desired signal. The bolt is held at its lower portion in an assembly capable of thrusting it entirely into the other stage upon the signal. A bolt catcher captures the bolt in the other stage.

Descriptors :   *Guided missiles, *Staging, *Bolts, Explosive actuators, Separation, Release mechanisms, Patents

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE