Accession Number : ADD005031

Title :   Thermal Stress-Relieving Coupling Member and Support.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bates,Richard L

Report Date : 28 Feb 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Improved thermal coupling for a fragile member having a low tolerance to mechanical stress is provided by use of thin sheets of common household aluminum foil having impressed thereon a uniform pattern of indentations. The indentations create raised projections which resiliently support the fragile member by the application of a minimum pressure to provide a uniform, non-varying contact therebetween, thereby enabling the mechanical motion therebetween to be absorbed without damage to the fragile member. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Optical instruments, *Mounts, Fragility, Supports, Optical filters, Stress relieving, Aluminum foil

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE