Accession Number : ADD010069

Title :   High-Agility Reflector Support and Drive System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Titus,James W

Report Date : 23 Nov 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An apparatus for mounting a device defining a mounting plane so as to be selectively rotatable about mutually perpendicular axis with respect to a base member defining a base plane. The first axis is defined by a transverse pin fitted to the gimbal and rotatably secured to the base plane. The mounting plane is tilted about either axis by driving an associated, diagonally opposite pair of support arm members linearly so as to foreshorten one support arm member to the extent that the other is lengthened.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Gimbals, *Positioning devices(Machinery), *Mounts, *Mounting brackets, Rotating antennas, Mirrors, Reflectors, Rotation, Degrees of freedom, Axes, Vertical orientation, Plane geometry, Turntables, Moment of inertia, Resonant frequency

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE