Accession Number : ADD013285

Title :   Electromechanical Power Source.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 14 May 85, patented 20 Jan 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Milton, Ronald I

Report Date : 20 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Electric power for a missile during flight is provided by a solid propellant gas generator coupled through a magnetically-controlled gas flow diverter valve to drive an axial flow impulse turbine. The turbine is coupled to drive an alternator which produces ac power which is conditioned to supply all the electric power for the missile. The frequency or voltage of the alternator output is sensed and fed back to the speed control circuit where it is compared to the desired value of the chosen parameter. The speed control circuit modulates the glass flow valve to adjust the flow to the turbine to drive the turbine the required speed. (Patents)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *GAS GENERATING SYSTEMS, *ALTERNATORS, *GAS TURBINES, SOLID PROPELLANTS

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE