Accession Number : ADD014192

Title :   Air Stabilized Gimbal Platform.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 24 Aug 87, patented 19 Apr 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Ozunas, Gary A

Report Date : 19 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A sensor is disposed within a missile housing upon a mount that permits the sensor to pivot about a first axis, orthogonal to a longitudinal axis of the missile, and about a second axis orthogonal to the first axis. A first set of opposing fins is disposed externally of the housing and is coupled to the mount at its first axis by a pair of pivots that extend through and are pivotally mounted to the housing. The sensor is aligned about the first axis with an airflow that impinges upon the first set of fins. A second set of opposing fins is disposed externally of the housing and is mounted thereto for pivotal movement about a third axis orthogonal to the first axis and longitudinal axis by another pair of pivots that extend through the housing. A guide member is attached to these pivots internally of the housing. A follower is attached to the sensor and engages that guide member so that the sensor is aligned about the second axis with the airflow impinging upon the second set of fins. Keywords: Attitude control systems; Guided missiles; Patents; PAT-CL-244-3.2.1. (edc)

Descriptors :   *ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS, *PATENTS, AIR, AIR FLOW, ALIGNMENT, AXES, COUPLING(INTERACTION), DETECTORS, FINS, GIMBALS, GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS, HOUSINGS, LENGTH, MOUNTS, PIVOTS, STABILIZED PLATFORMS

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Dynam, Config & Cntrl Surfaces

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE