Accession Number : ADD005169

Title :   Vehicle Suspension Height Control.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Siorek,Richard W

Report Date : 21 Mar 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A vehicle suspension height control unit comprising a hydraulic pump operated by reciprocatory action of the suspension dashpot to pressurize an accumulator. Tendency of the sprung mass to go above or below its normal height range actuates a directional valve for either venting liquid from the dashpot to a sump or passing pressurized liquid from the accumulator to the dashpot. Preferably each roadwheel is equipped with one of these hydraulic units, thereby avoiding the complexity of a central hydraulic system and myriad hydraulic lines. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Suspension devices, Vehicle equipment, Control, Height

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE