Accession Number : ADD013222
Title : Cam Operated Switch Assembly.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 26 Feb 82, patented 19 Jul 83,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Gould, Gilbert
Report Date : 19 Jul 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 4
Abstract : A switch assembly is provided for connecting a battery to an electronic assembly which is part of a sonobuoy which is deployed from an aircraft. A normally-closed micro-switch is connected in a battery circuit and a rotatable cam depresses a lever arm on the micro-switch to open the circuit. A lanyard, having one end attached to an aircraft, is attached to the rotatable cam and launching of the sonobuoy causes the lanyard to rotate the cam and release the lever arm of the micro-switch. A safe pin prevents rotation of the cam until the safe pin is removed prior to launch.
Descriptors : *PATENTS, *ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, *CAMS, *ELECTRIC BATTERIES, *SONOBUOYS, SAFETY EQUIPMENT, PINS, AIR TOWED, CIRCUITS, DEPLOYMENT, AIR LAUNCHED
Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Electrochemical Energy Storage
Acoustic Detection and Detectors
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE