Accession Number : ADD013276

Title :   Elastomeric Sway Bracing and Ejector System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 15 Dec 80, patented 15 May 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bates, Jack R ; Holtrop, John W

Report Date : 15 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : An elastomeric sway bracing and ejector system for aircraft is provided by two different apparatus. In one, an elastomeric cushion is placed on the aircraft in a position to be crushed by a carried aircraft store. In the other, an elastomeric bladder is filled with gas, which is compressed to the sway brace store. This acts as a cushion between the aircraft and the store. In both apparatus, the release of the store permits it to be ejected by the compressed force of the elastomeric material. Insertion of pressurized sections in the elastomeric cushion permit both the cushion and the bladder to be inflated by different air pressures to control the resilient force exerted against the store.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *EJECTORS(ORDNANCE), *EXTERNAL STORES, *ELASTOMERS, STRUTS, MOUNTS, PADS(CUSHIONS), INFLATABLE STRUCTURES, BLADDERS, PRESSURIZATION, CRUSHING, BOMBS, GUIDED MISSILES, EXTERNAL STORE SEPARATION

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE