Accession Number : ADD013355

Title :   Brush and Commutator Segment Torquer Motor.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 3 Sep 86, patented 11 Aug 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Becker, Jack W

Report Date : 11 Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A non-continuous brush and commutator segment torquer motor having a single radial air gap. The motor can be placed on the opposite side of the gimbal center line of a payload. This arrangement minimizes torquer mass, as well as providing greater clearance for the gimbal payload to travel through larger angular excursions. Hence, all payloads which are gimbal mounted, such as radar antennas, can be located closer to the gimbal center and can be driven through larger look angles.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *COMMUTATORS, *MOTORS, *RADAR ANTENNAS, PAYLOAD, GIMBALS, ANGLES, AIR GAPS, TORQUE, PAYLOAD, TRAVEL, MASS

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE