Accession Number : ADD010113

Title :   Two-Axis Electromechanical Controller.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : McDaniel,Joe W ; Aume,Nilss M

Report Date : 04 Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An improved two-axis electromechanical controller for controlling a dynamic process is described herein and comprises a hand grip coupled to two gimbal elements having mutually perpendicular axes of rotation, adjustable spring centering means mounted eccentric to the said axes of rotation and an adjustable counterweight for resisting displacement forces on the grip and restoring the grip to a reference position when a displacement force is removed, and electrical transducers for sensing the angular positions of each gimbal element. The force versus displacement relationship of the controller of the described invention is smooth and monotone, and may be adjusted to be substantially linear.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Electromechanical devices, *Control systems, Transducers, Gimbals, Axes, Rotation, Displacement, Springs, Electrical equipment, Linear systems, Inventions

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE