Accession Number : ADD006479

Title :   Reaction-Jet Torquer.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rodgers ,Aubrey ; Bailey,Escar L

Report Date : 04 May 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A reaction-jet torquer system carried in a projectile to aim the projectile to a target. The torquer system uses the thrust of sonic nozzles to control a gyro rotor inertial frame of reference. The reaction force applied to the gimbal gives the rotor the capability of tracking the target. A sensor carried by the gyro provides logic which identifies and activates the appropriate nozzle or nozzles of the system to generate the required gimbal force. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Gyroscopes, *Reaction control systems, *Torque, Guided missiles, Guidance, Gimbals, Control jets, Rotors, Detectors, Control systems, Electropneumatic valves

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE