Accession Number:

ADD020343

Title:

System and Method for Retrofit Mechanism for Motorizing A Manual Turret

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 31 May 2005, patented 18 Apr 2006

Corporate Author:

TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Report Date:

2006-04-18

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

A mechanism for retrofitting a turret that has a manual rotation system with a motorized turret rotation system includes a gear box mechanically coupled to the turret, an electrically powered prime mover unit mechanically coupled to the gear box, a user operated control device electrically coupled to the prime mover unit, and an electrical power supply electrically coupled to the prime mover unit. The turret rotates relative to a body structure. The gear box and the prime mover unit are mounted to the body structure. The control device and the electrical power supply are positioned on the turret. The power supply provides electrical power to the prime mover. The control device presents a control signal to the prime mover when the user actuates the control device, and the turret rotates in response to the control signal.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE