Accession Number : ADD017633
Title : Long Rod Extension System Utilizing Shape Memory Alloy.
Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 7 Sep 94, patented 25 Apr 95,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Hesse, Philip W ; Goldstein, David
Report Date : 07 Sep 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : An elongated rod made of a shape memory alloy composition having selected pseudoelastic properties, is deformed into a dimensionally compact coil for packaged storage under stress maintained by physical constraint. Upon selective removal of the constraint allowing shape recovery, a substantial increase in axial length of the rod occurs in order to improve its performance in various installations, including long rod penetrating projectiles.
Descriptors : *PATENTS, *CONTINUOUS ROD WARHEADS, COILS, RECOVERY, PROJECTILES, SHAPE, ALLOYS, PENETRATION, LENGTH, RODS, COMPOSITION(PROPERTY)
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE