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