Accession Number : ADD004592

Title :   Energy Generator for Rotating Projectiles.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Morrow,Warren P

Report Date : 05 Apr 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An energy generator for rotating projectiles which may be adapted to produce either electrical or mechanical energy. An armature in the form of a rotatable disc is offset from the spin axis of the projectile towards the outer periphery thereof. The disc is normally biased in a first position and is caused by virtue of a mass delivery mechanism actuated by centrifugal forces, to rotate to a second position. The mass delivery mechanism provides masses in the form of weighted balls to a slot formed in the outer periphery of the disc and the centrifugal force rotates the disc to its second position. An outlet chute is adapted to receive the weighted ball whereupon the disc rerotates to its first position. The oscillatory motion of the armature may be utilized to couple out either the electrical or mechanical energy. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Projectiles, *Arming devices, *Energy conversion, Timing devices, Centrifugal force, Spinning(Motion), Rotation, Bias, Armatures, Arming sequence, Mechanical energy

Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE