Accession Number : ADD006488

Title :   Snap-Lock Mechanism for High-G Platform.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rodgers,Aubrey

Report Date : 23 Apr 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A high-g gimbal platform carried by a rocket projectile for supporting an antenna or other type of terminal homing sensors which are required to survive a high-g launch phase including a snap-lock mechanism for providing a rigid bearing assembly. The snap lock mechanism uses the deceleration (negative acceleration) of high velocity projectiles in conjunction with elastomeric bearing housing rings to lock the rotor and gimbal bearing assemblies of the gimbal platform into a rigid, stable position prior to stabilization and guidance phase. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Locking fastener devices, *Gimbals, Locking(Mechanics), Acceleration tolerance, High acceleration, Rocket launching

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE