Accession Number : ADD014658

Title :   Pneumatic Launcher.

Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 30 Apr 84, patented 28 Aug 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bon, David R

Report Date : 28 Aug 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A pneumatic launcher for instrumented objects includes a barrel, a breech member having a compressed gas reservoir, a pneumatic piston operated valve for discharging gas from the reservoir into the barrel and is characterized by a fail-safe venting feature and a throttling valve for automatically limiting acceleration of the launched object. Patents. (jhd)

Descriptors :   *LAUNCHERS, *PATENTS, *PNEUMATIC VALVES, ACCELERATION, COMPRESSION, FAIL SAFE, GASES, INSTRUMENTATION, LIMITATIONS, PISTONS, PNEUMATIC EQUIPMENT, THROTTLING, VENTING, ACCUMULATORS

Subject Categories : Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE