Accession Number : ADD010449

Title :   Device to De-Spin Objects with very High Spin.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Pollin,Irvin

Report Date : 21 Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A method and apparatus are disclosed which are particulary adapted to quickly de-spin a rapidly rotating object or projectile. Weights are released from the object in a series of distinct stages, thus discarding enough momentum to reduce the spin of the object to a desired minimal value. The weights are released simultaneously by a single release means whereby assuring perfectly symmetrical and synchronized release of the respective weights. The result is a pure de-spin of the object without imparting other motion to the object. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Artillery rockets, Spin down, Weight reduction, Release, Momentum, Angular motion, Spin stabilized rockets, Spin stabilized ammunition, Mechanical cables, Weight, Rotation

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics
      Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE