Accession Number:

AD0253285

Title:

FEASIBILITY OF ELECTRIC ACTUATORS FOR TORPEDO CONTROL SURFACES

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Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS LAB

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Report Date:

1960-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A summary is given of a feasibility investigation of electric control surface actuators for highspeed homing torpedoes. Specifications consistent with high-speed torpedo RETORC performance requirements are assumed. Conventional motorsARE SHOWN TO BE UNABLE TO COMPETE WITH HYDRAULIC ACTUATOR SYSTEMS ON A WEIGHT AND SIZE BASIS EVEN IF PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS ARE GREATLY RELAXED. However, preliminary investigation of a special d-c motor used in conjunction with control circuitry utilizing silicon controlled rectifiers indicates that electric actuator systems are feasible and offer potential improvement over existing high-performance hydraulic systems. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE