Accession Number : ADD007427

Title :   Radiation Transmissive Housing Having a Heated Load Bearing Gasket.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Endicott,Donald L , Jr ; Stachiw,Jerry D

Report Date : 15 Jul 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : An apparatus for protectively housing radiation transmitting or receiving equipment is provided with a window in the form of a spherical segment, which is formed of material transmissive to radiation of the frequencies of the equipment, and which has a seating surface. A mounting for providing forces to support the window and to resist external pressure applied thereto has a bearing surface, and a heated bearing gasket abutts both the bearing and seating surface. The gasket is provided for resisting wear between the bearing and seating surfaces, and also for transferring selected amounts of heat to the window. A heat regulator is coupled between the window and the gasket to control the amount of heat transferred to the window by the gasket, and structure is provided for continuously joining the window, the mounting and the gasket.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Housings, *Windows, *Infrared windows, *Heating elements, *Ice prevention, Gaskets, Mounts, Heating, Transmitters, Receivers, Inventions, Detectors, Infrared detectors, Arctic regions, Marine atmospheres

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Containers and Packaging
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE