Accession Number : ADD011538

Title :   Releasable Cable Connector Assembly for Use between a Mobile and Stationary Object.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Fowler,O V

Report Date : 25 Dec 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A cable connector assembly for releasably securing a pair of cable portions of a cable together, the cable connector assembly having a stationary housing made up of two outer shell subassemblies, a movable inner shell subassembly slidable within one of the two outer shell subassemblies, and a mounting fixture for securing the stationary subassemblies of a fixed object. One of the cable portions has one end secured to a movable object and the other end secured to the inner shell subassembly. The other cable portion has one end secured to a fixed object and the other end secured to the other of the outer shell assemblies. During normal conditions, the cable portions are securely connected together. Upon the application of a predetermined amount of force to the movable portion of the cable, the inner shell subassembly withdraws from the one outer shell subassembly in order for disconnection of the cable portions to take place in a reliable, safe and efficient manner.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Cable assemblies, *Connectors, *Release mechanisms, *Test vehicles, *Data processing equipment, Transmission lines, Projectiles

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE