Accession Number : ADD017815

Title :   Caging System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 20 May 94, patented 29 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Martinage, Louis H ; Cusson, Edward M ; Clower, Penn H

Report Date : 29 Aug 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This patent discloses a caging system for a magnetized rotor of a gyro. A capacitive detector detects amounts of linear deflection of the rotor, from an upright position, over time. A computer calculates the linear deflection velocity of the rotor. A power supply sends an amount of current to an electromagnetic coil dependent on the amount of linear deflection velocity of the rotor. An electromagnetic field from the electromagnetic coil moves the rotor to an upright position. (MM)

Descriptors :   *SERVOMECHANISMS, *PATENTS, VELOCITY, COILS, DEFLECTION, POWER SUPPLIES, ROTORS, MAGNETIZATION, ELECTROMAGNETISM, REMOTE CONTROL, GIMBALS, GYRO STABILIZERS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE