Adjustable Two-Axis Instrument Mount.
Patent, Filed 5 Dec 94, patented 9 Jul 96,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A two-axis adjustable instrument mount having a fixed base plate, an intermediate plate and an instrument mount plate. The intermediate plate is attached to the base plate by a three-point mount in the shape of an isosceles triangle. The two mounting points corresponding to the base of the triangle include hinge flex plates fixed to the base plate by means of rigid stand-offs. The flex plates are also fixed to the edge of the intermediate plate. The third mounting point corresponding to the apex of the triangle has a resilient block between the intermediate plate and the base plate. A threaded fastener passes through the resilient block and secures the intermediate plate to the base plate. Tightening or loosening the threaded fastener causes the resilient block to compress or expand thus allowing adjustment of the angle of the intermediate plate about the axis of the hinge plates with respect to the base plate. The instrument mount plate is similarly attached to the intermediate plate with the axis of the isosceles triangle formed by the three-point mount of the instrument mount plate being rotated 90 degrees from that of the intermediate plate.
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
- Marine Engineering