Accession Number : ADD011391

Title :   Flexible Line Support Assembly.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Lang,C H ; Biss,M S

Report Date : 14 Aug 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This abstract describes an assembly for supporting a flexible service line between a base structure and an object body mounted to the base structure for movement about lateral and elevation gimbal axes includes lateral and elevation drums fixedly mounted to the body and base structure, respectively, and an arm interconnecting the drums. A spiral groove is defined in the periphery of each drum for receiving looped portions of the line extending between its looped portions. Also, the arm is rotatably mounted at its opposite ends to the drums for accommodating relative movement between the body and base structure about the respective gimbal axes. The looped portions of the flexible lines are confined in the grooves on the drums and may expand and contract therein as the body moves relative to the base structure about the gimbal axes.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Flexible structures, *Poles(Supports), *Flexible couplings, Assembly, Space environments, Gimbals, Containers, Elevation

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE