Accession Number : ADD004763

Title :   Self-Contained Power Subsystem.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Sadler,James E

Report Date : 21 Feb 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent describes a self-contained power subsystem having at least one actuator module containing at least one actuator, an expulsion tank module connected to the actuator module and a gas generator module connected to the expulsion tank module. A solid propellant within the gas generator module generates a gas, this gas, under pressure, passes into the expulsion tank module where it expels a hydraulic fluid located within the expulsion tank module to a plurality of passageways within the actuator module. Under control of a servo-valve the fluid within the actuator module operates the actuators.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Power supplies, *Reentry vehicles, *Gas generating systems, Solid propellants, Hydraulic actuators, Hydraulic accumulators, Bladders, Servovalves

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE