Accession Number : ADD014387

Title :   Fluidic Gain Changer.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 18 Apr 83, patented 6 Mar 84,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Woods, Robert L

Report Date : 06 Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A fluidic gain changer uses a fluid jet to mechanically deflect between two sets of fluidic receivers. A planar fluidic amplifier has its power jet, control jets and interaction regions bounded together to form a flexible tab than can be deflected in the third dimension. Two sets of receivers are located downstream and are offset so that the jet is evenly divided into the two sets of receivers when the tab is centered. Deflection of the tab increases the gain in one set of receivers while decreasing the gain in the other set of receivers. Patents. (jhd)

Descriptors :   *FLUIDIC AMPLIFIERS, *FLUIDICS, *GAIN, *PATENTS, CONTROL JETS, DEFLECTION, INTERACTIONS, PLANAR STRUCTURES, RECEIVERS, REGIONS, SIZES(DIMENSIONS)

Subject Categories : Fluidics and Fluerics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE