Accession Number : ADD013029

Title :   Stabilized Gimbal Platform.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Clark,Keith E ; Woods,Charles E

Report Date : 04 Jun 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A stabilized gimbal platform is provided by use of rate gyro stabilized axes of a gimbal ring. A bail gimbal is used with both pitch and yaw inner gimbals to provide low friction stabilization surrounds a lens assembly sensor, an automatic light level control device suitable to search for and track targets in a given frequency or wavelength range. By aiming, the gimbal arrangement permits the entire lens sensor arrangement to actually point and steer towards the desired target direction. The bail is balanced with drive assembly to provide stability to the bail. The bail itself is not mounted on its axis of rotation but rather is off-axe mounted on bearing for support ane driven by an off-axis torque mounted on bearings for support and driven by an off-axis torque motor drive. The bail assembly rotation of the bail assembly. Patents

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *GYRO STABILIZERS, *GIMBALS, *STABILIZED PLATFORMS, ASSEMBLY, ROTATION, BEARINGS, RINGS, DETECTORS, LENSES, DRIVES, MOTORS, AXES, RATES, STEERING, FRICTION, STABILIZATION, TARGETS, TRACKING, INTERNAL, YAW

Subject Categories : Navigation and Guidance
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE