System and Method for Alignment of Stowage Drum and Capstan in a Seagoing Vessel
Patent application, Filed 6 Jul 98
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A simple and accurate stowage drum and capstan alignment system and method for the Deployable Array Work Group DAWG is provided. The system includes a drum reference point fixture for obtaining the drum centerline, a drum sighting assembly and a capstan sight alignment fixture. For each spoke of the drum brought to a predetermined position adjacent the drum reference point fixture, the distance between the bulkhead and the inner and outer flanges of the drum is measured and the centerline position is calculated by averaging the readings. The drum sighting assembly is positioned within the drum and aligned with the calculated centerline. The capstan sight alignment fixture is positioned on the capstan. Looking through the scope of the drum sighting assembly to the capstan sight alignment fixture, measurements are taken of the offset, roll and rotation of the capstan unit relative to the drum. Additionally, a measurement of the drive shaftflex coupling keyway freeplay is obtained.
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