Accession Number : ADD011077

Title :   Temperature Controlled Adjusting Mechanism.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kouroupis,J ; Chino,J J

Report Date : 25 Jun 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This application describes a mechanism for providing precise (microradians) angular adjustment for high resolution adjustable mounts and platforms used to design optical elements. The mechanism includes temperature-controlled rods having internally embedded heater elements and thermistors attached to a stable platform. The heaters and thermistors are attached to a proportional control circuit which accurately and precisely regulates rod temperatures.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Setting(Adjusting), *Temperature sensitive elements, *Stabilized platforms, Angles, Mounts, Precision, Optical equipment components, Stiffness, Rods, Heating elements, Thermal expansion, Temperature control, Circuits, Thermistors, Control systems

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE