Accession Number : ADD002162

Title :   Spool for Wire Deployment.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Stahmann,James R ; Kalakowsky,Charles B

Report Date : 16 Dec 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent relates to a spool for wire deployment from a high speed rocket, having a cylindrically-shaped body upon which is wound a wire. The body is made of a pair of sections separated by a first braking ring. A second braking ring is adjustably mounted on the body adjacent the first braking ring. In operation the wire passes through the braking rings and at a preselected time during the unwinding of the wire from the spool, the braking rings apply a braking force thereto thereby preventing any damage to the wire during the unwinding procedure.

Descriptors :   *Sounding rockets, *Wire, *Deployment, *Patents, Lightning, Braking, Electric discharges

Subject Categories : Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE