Accession Number : ADD011726

Title :   Brush and Commutator Segment Torquer Motor.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Becker, J W

Report Date : 11 Apr 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This patent application discloses a non-continuous brush and commutator segment torquer motor having a single radial air gap. The motor can be placed on the opposite side of the gimbal center line of a payload. This arrangement minimizes torquer mass, as well as providing greater clearance for the gimbal payload to travel through larger angular excursions. Hence, all payload which are gimbal mounted, such as radar antennas, can be located closer to the gimbal center and can be driven through larger look angles.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ELECTRIC MOTORS, *GIMBALS, ELECTRICAL BRUSHES, AIR GAPS, COMMUTATORS, MASS, MOTORS, PAYLOAD, RADAR ANTENNAS, TORQUE, TRAVEL

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE