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