Accession Number : ADD016172

Title :   Pendulum Based Power Supply for Projectiles.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 22 Jan 93, patented 21 Dec 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Boulais, Kevin ; Hopkins, Wayne L

Report Date : 21 Dec 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A field coil stator of an electrical generator is fixed to the fuse body of an explosive projectile within which the rotor of the generator is supported for limited rotation dampened by a pendulum to effectively induce an electrical output from the stator field cods during and after launch of the projectile from an internally rifled gun barrel. The rotor is rotationally isolated from the stator during launch by shock absorbing means to avoid defeat of the pendulum dampening action on the rotor.

Descriptors :   *PROJECTILES, *POWER SUPPLIES, *PATENTS, BODIES, COILS, EXPLOSIVES, GENERATORS, GUN BARRELS, OUTPUT, PENDULUMS, ROTATION, ROTORS, SHOCK, STATORS

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE