Accession Number : ADD016521

Title :   Torsional Device for Remote Control Steering System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 28 May 92, patented 28 Dec 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Koyamatsu, Anthony H ; Ono, Owen T ; Hahn, Warren L

Report Date : 28 Dec 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A steering simulation device provides torsional resistance and a center return function to a remote control steering mechanism experiencing bidirectional (clockwise or counterclockwise) rotational movement. A compact design is provided by utilizing a series of rotationally elastic couplings that permit (1) an adjustable turning resistance, (torsional resistance), (2) an adjustable, bidirectional rotary range (clockwise or counterclockwise), and (3) a self-centering capability.

Descriptors :   *REMOTE CONTROL, *STEERING, *PATENTS, *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, *MECHANICAL COMPONENTS, COUPLINGS, RESISTANCE, SIMULATION, ROTATION, TORSION, PISTONS, SPRINGS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE