Accession Number : ADD008271

Title :   Floated, Internally Gimballed Platform Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kennel,John M

Report Date : 31 Mar 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The azimuth shaft of an internally gimballed, gyro-stabilized platform assembly is maintained rigid by keeping the uniquely structured inertial instrument-mounting components neutrally buoyant in a flotation liquid that is captive within a spherical shaped outer-most gimbal member. Unlike the prior art, this internally gimballed, gyro-stabilized platform assembly can be used for precision, and high-'g', applications. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Floating platforms, *Gyro stabilizers, Gimbals, Acceleration tolerance, Azimuth, Shafts(Machine elements)

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE