Accession Number : ADD007009

Title :   Control Manifold.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Nicoloff,Nicholas

Report Date : 01 Jan 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A manifold controls the venting of pressurized gas from an ordnance launcher. A manifold block is provided with a number of passageways which communicate with a pair of recesses machined in the block. A high pressure gas valve is disposed in one of the recesses while a venting valve is rotatably positioned in the other recess. Ports are included in both of the valves so that when they are rotated a venting sequence of the launcher is effected. A specifically configured handle is secured to each of the valves and a spring biased pawl engages a number of teeth on the venting valve handle to allow only one direction of rotation. The configurations of the handles, the ratchet and pawl ensure a pre-established venting sequence and readying of the launcher for another shot. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Manifolds(Engines), *Launchers, *Control, Gases, Pressurization, Venting, Valves, High pressure, Ordnance, Electric batteries, Pistons

Subject Categories : Reciprocating and Rotating Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE