Accession Number : ADD013572

Title :   Spacecraft Subsystem Support Structure.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 28 May 86, patented 6 Oct 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Witten, Mark A ; Hotze, Robert B ; Stephenson, Leonard E

Report Date : 06 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A structural system is used to hold a laser communications subsystem having a gimballed telescope mounted on a truss systems. Optical equipment requiring high tolerances is mounted onto an equipment support assembly that is mounted with the truss system for the gimballed telescope. This assembly is mounted by means of frame members and truss tubes.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *LASER COMMUNICATIONS, *OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, *TELESCOPES, *PATENTS, ASSEMBLY, GIMBALS, SPACECRAFT, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, SUPPORTS, TOLERANCE, TRUSSES

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE