Accession Number:

ADD014776

Title:

VLA (ALWT) Airframe Clamshell Opener Assembly.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 11 Feb 87, patented 13 Oct 87,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-10-13

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

A missile having a payload mounted on an airframe includes a pair of wave shaped springs for separating the payload from the airframe at a predetermined time in the flight envelope. Hinged clamshell-half fairing members in the airframe support the payload during the initial stages of deployment by a rocket motor. At the predetermined time an explosive band separation device is actuated so that the pair of diametrically disposed wave-shaped springs can force the clamshell-half fairing members apart and into the slipstream to disengage the airframe from the payload to assure its intended deployment. EDC

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE