Accession Number : ADD005161

Title :   Ring-Wing Canard Spin-Up Control Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Rodgers,Aubrey ; Widner,Rayburn K

Report Date : 24 Jan 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Apparatus of the present invention requires a very short spin-up wheel moment arm compared to a large wheel diameter. Such a requirement demands good wheel control during low rpm and excellent stability for high rpm in order to avoid uncontrollable wheel oscillations. An advantage of the structure of the present invention is that it utilizes the available angular momentum energy to capture and maintain wheel stability during the spin-up cycle. The higher the wheel rpm is, the better the control.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Flight control systems, *Spin stabilization, *Guided missiles, Canard configuration, Gyroscopes, Starting, Quick reaction

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE