Accession Number : ADD010939

Title :   Missile/Canister Lateral Support Pad Flyout Control System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Heyman,R J

Report Date : 14 Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This patent discloses an improved missile/canister support pad control system wherein rods having a flexible curved section are interconnected to the support pads and are detachably held parallel to the missile by releasing means. Upon command, after the missile leaves the canister, the releasing means allows the rods to spring away from the missile. The resultant wind in combination with the spring rods lifts and rotates the system away from the missile so as not to recontact the missile surface.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Release mechanisms, *Guided missile launchers, Rods, Pads(Cushions), Supports, Separation, Control systems, Flexible materials, Launch tubes, Canisters, Guided missiles, Tube launched, Ejectors(Ordnance), Springs

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE