Accession Number:

ADD013242

Title:

Deployment Mechanism for an Electronic Array.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 16 Sep 82, patented 16 Oct 84,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-10-16

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A deployment mechanism automatically deploys stavelike electronic sensing units in a circular array and locks the sensing units in position. One end each of an upper and of a lower arm are pivotally connected to a stavelike sensing unit. The other end of the upper arm is pivotally connected to a central supporting electronic unit via a band having tabs. The other end of the lower arm is connected via a hinge support and spring to the central unit. The spring provides the power to rotate the arms down, forming the array segment. The spring also translates the lower arm into a slot in the hinge support to lock the lower arm and, thus, the sensing unit in position. Patent

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE