Gimbal Caging Mechanism.
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
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This note describes a mechanism for caging a single-axis gimbal for a satellite application. The caging mechanism consists of two pivoted links that clamp the gimbal shaft in the nominal position. The clamping load is produced by a double toggle mechanism. A nonreusable actuator releases the mechanism on command a caging override permits unlimited manual release. Author
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