Accession Number : ADD014563

Title :   Multi-Post Yoke Gimbal.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 14 Sep 88 patented 24 Arp 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Forman, Donald B

Report Date : 24 Apr 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A multi-post gimbal mechanism for imparting motion to an object about a center of rotation including a frame for supporting the object and a plurality of elongated posts coupled to the frame so as to permit orbital rotation of the frame about each of the coupling points. Each of the elongated posts is selectively adjustable in position and drive means are coupled to the elongated posts to selectively adjust the position. The drive means are supported on a mounting base and are pivotally attached to the mounting base such that each drive mechanism can rotate about an axis that is orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of its corresponding elongated support post. Patents.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *GIMBALS, AXES, DRIVES, LENGTH, MOUNTS, ORBITS, ROTATION

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE