Accession Number : ADD013704

Title :   Proportional Drive Servo Controller with Arrayed Position Detector.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 27 Jun 86, patented 1 Dec 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Aulds, James M ; Becker, Roger J

Report Date : 01 Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A precise position control for maintaining the burn face of a propellant sample within a precise optical depth of field positional range during burn face recession that may be non-uniform in nature. The position control employs an array of laser excited binary signal optical sensors with closed loop digital and analog electronic signal processing.

Descriptors :   *CONTROL, *DETECTORS, *DRIVES, *SERVOMECHANISMS, *SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, DEPTH, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, POSITION(LOCATION), PRECISION

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Solid Rocket Propellants
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE