Accession Number:

AD0372366

Title:

APPLICATION OF PURE FLUID TECHNOLOGY TO A NAVAL MISSILE WEAPON SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Apr-15 Dec 65 on Phase 1,

Corporate Author:

BOWLES ENGINEERING CORP SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

This Phase I Study Program has been directed toward an investigation of the feasibility and potential advantages of utilizing Pure Fluid components and subsystems in a Naval missile weapon system. Pure Fluid technology, relatively recent development in the controls field, incorporates a class of equipment known variously as fluid-state or fluidic devices to perform sensing, signal-processing and amplification, computation, actuation, and display. Such fluidic devices, using gas or liquid as the working medium and often featuring no-moving-parts operation, appear to offer a low-cost, reliable alternative to conventional electronic and electro-mechanical components in many applications. The overall goal of the Phase I Program has been to demonstrate that a practical weapon system can be realized using a Pure Fluid equipment approach. Specific program goals have included identifying those weapon system equipment areas for which a fluidic approach has promise and establishing the levels of cost and reliability improvement which the fluidic approach would yield over conventional electronic and electro-mechanical systems of comparable performance. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE