Accession Number : ADD017333

Title :   Recovery And Development ??? Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 21 Jun 93, patented 18 Oct 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : McCarthy, James M ; Nickerson, Earl S , Jr

Report Date : 18 Oct 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A recovery and deployment device consists of a relatively small base and a plurality of cable controlled armatures extending therefrom in substantially the same direction. Drive cables operate on the armatures for driving the end portions toward either an open or closed position. Each armature includes an elongated tentacle having a first end fixed to the support base and a terminating head portion. Inbound and outbound guides are provided for assisting in moving the free ends of the tentacles either inwardly or outwardly relative to their rest position. The armatures are arranged on the base in a petal-like interleaved array that permits interference-free overlapping of adjacent armatures upon closing movement out of the rest position, as well as movement of the free ends of each tentacle outwardly relative to the rest position so as to provide an enlarged target zone for recovering an object.

Descriptors :   *ARMATURES, *PATENTS, CONTROL, POSITION(LOCATION), CLOSURES, DEPLOYMENT, RECOVERY, CABLES, TARGETS, DRIVES, REST

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE