Accession Number : ADD006325

Title :   Automatic Balancing Concept.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Howell,Thomas H

Report Date : 26 Sep 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent concerns an automatic balancing concept including two annular containers used to dynamically balance a rocket during flight. The containers are partially filled with a high density fluid and are installed forward and aft of the longitudinal CG of the rocket. When spin is induced in the rocket the radial CG will shift to the spin axis and the fluid will couple itself to the outside diameter of the ring.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Rockets, *Rocket launching, *Balance, Automatic, Containers, Mercury, Spinning(Motion), Rotation, Alignment, Center of gravity, Inertia

Subject Categories : Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE