Accession Number : ADD008866

Title :   Deck Clearance System for Gun Control.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Joseph,Craig L

Report Date : 30 Jun 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : It is an object of the present invention to provide automatic clearance of obstacles while providing maximum field of fire in a rotating gun system. Another object is to provide said automatic deck clearance in a manner which slows the weapon down as a deck clearance zone is approached and stops its downward motion quickly and precisely above the obstacle without oscillation or bouncing. Another object is to provide said deck clearance in a simple, low cost, reliable, and easily maintained manner. A further object is to provide a deck clearance system that can be readily modified to when the obstacle profile of the platform is changed.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Gun directors, *Cams, Interference, Barriers, Profiles, Clearances, Automatic, Naval guns, Rotation, Ship decks, Gun turrets, Manual operation, Potentiometers, Coupling circuits, Servomechanisms

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE