Accession Number : ADD013521

Title :   Waveguide Switch.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Jan 81, patented 25 Jan 83,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gerber, Robert L ; Raper, Larry C

Report Date : 25 Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This invention discloses a high-speed waveguide switch for diverting energy among a plurality of waveguides. This switch is composed of a rotor, a rotor housing, biasing means, housing for the biasing means, and an electronic circuit to control the biasing means. The rotor and rotor housing are of conventional design. The biasing means is composed of two rotary solenoids mechanically linked through a geneva drive and wheel to the rotor. The electronic circuit, is composed of a power supply circuit, a control circuit, and a motor circuit being the coils of the rotary solenoids. An external device such as a radar supplies a switching command signal to the control circuit. Various flip-flops are actuated based on the leading or trailing edge of the switching command signal. Signals from these flip-flops actuate switches in the power supply circuit so that a sequence of driving and braking currents is transmitted to the coils of the rotary solenoids. Upon receiving a driving current, a solenoid torques the rotor and causes it to rotate in a desired direction. Upon receiving a braking current, the other solenoid counter torques the rotor and brings it to a bounce-free stop. To return the rotor, the currents are applied to the opposite solenoids.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *CIRCUITS, *ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, *WAVEGUIDE SWITCHES, BRAKING, COILS, CONTROL, CURRENTS, ELECTRONICS, EXTERNAL, HIGH VELOCITY, HOUSING(DWELLINGS), LEADING EDGES, MOTORS, RADAR, ROTATION, ROTORS, SEQUENCES, SIGNALS, SOLENOIDS, SUPPLIES, SWITCHES, SWITCHING, TORQUE, TRAILING EDGES, WAVEGUIDES, WHEELS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE