Accession Number : ADD011623

Title :   Multi-Track Optical Shaft Position and Timing Cylinder.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Everett,S

Report Date : 29 Mar 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A shaft position, direction and timing assembly for a stepper motor in an electrically controlled printing system operating in an environment subjected to relatively strong vibrational and shock levles is disclosed. A cyclindrical coding member having one or more photo-optical coding tracks located adjacent one edge is mounted on the stepper motor shaft by being held in position by an inner support cylinder and an outer retaining collar. These three elements are commonly fastened to the stepper motor shaft by a pair of mutually opposing set screws. Photo emitter and receptor elements contained in a bifurcated subassembly are located at the edge of the cylindrical coding so as to oppose a coding pattern formed on the coding tracks for generating an electrical signal in response to the coding pattern acting to pass or interrupt light energy transmitted from the emitter to the receptor elements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *CODING, *PRINTING, *SHAFTS(MACHINE ELEMENTS), EDGES, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, CONTROL SYSTEMS, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, ENERGY, LIGHT, SENSE ORGANS, POSITION(LOCATION), STEPPER MOTORS, PATTERNS, ELECTRICITY, SIGNALS, INTERNAL, EMITTERS, ASSEMBLY, TIME

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE