Accession Number:

AD0613937

Title:

MECHANICAL ZERO G DEVICE,

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

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Report Date:

1964-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

A working model of a mechanical device for sensing zero g or weightlessness has been developed. It is approximately 1-34 inches X 2 inches X 4-12 inches high and weighs 1.2 pounds. It requires electrical energy to energize a rotary solenoid which releases a selfstarting timer. It arms in all planes at a g level below .15 and remains safe in all planes at a g level above .30. The present design will run for 39 seconds and sense the g level during the last 25 seconds. Six switches are positioned around a circular circuit disc for telemetering purposes. This model, which was designed and fabricated for flight on a missile in order to prove its feasibility, could be easily adapted to a particular missile by changing the timer and switching. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE