Accession Number:

ADD010449

Title:

Device to De-Spin Objects with very High Spin.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-09-21

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A method and apparatus are disclosed which are particulary adapted to quickly de-spin a rapidly rotating object or projectile. Weights are released from the object in a series of distinct stages, thus discarding enough momentum to reduce the spin of the object to a desired minimal value. The weights are released simultaneously by a single release means whereby assuring perfectly symmetrical and synchronized release of the respective weights. The result is a pure de-spin of the object without imparting other motion to the object. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics
  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE