Accession Number : ADD004204

Title :   Non-Tumbling Limit Stop Providing a Mechanical Super Cage.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Zenor, Hughes M ; Weaver, John C

Report Date : 31 May 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A non-tumbling limit stop for limiting the relative motion between a structure and a gyroscope pivotably mounted thereon is described. The limit stop employs frictional contact forces to cause the gyroscope to precess away from the stop rather than tangent to it, and thus preventing tumbling of the gyroscope while enabling high slew rates of the gyroscope spin axis.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *GYROSCOPES, *MECHANICAL COMPONENTS, STOPPING, TUMBLING, SLEWING, LIMITATIONS, RESTRAINT

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE