Accession Number : ADD012891

Title :   Low Height Fin Control Actuator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Spiroff,Carl M

Report Date : 07 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A missile fin control actuator includes a housing having a hollow cavity within which is mounted a single bearing. On the inner race of the bearing, a lower cap attaches the base of a fin mounting shaft or integral fin for rotation with the inner race. The outer race of the bearing is retained in a fixed position in the housing by an upper cap. A crankarm attached to the lower cap may be actuated to rotate the lower cap and the inner race and mounting shaft (or integral fin) therewith.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ACTUATORS, FINS, MOUNTS, SHAFTS(MACHINE ELEMENTS), CAVITIES, CONTROL, GUIDED MISSILES, POSITION(LOCATION), BEARINGS

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE