Accession Number:

ADP012460

Title:

Smart Isolation Mount for Airborne Guns

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

QRDC INC CHASKA MN

Report Date:

2001-04-26

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Structural deformations at the turret interface points in an airborne-helicopter system need improvement. Such deformations occur due to large firing reaction forces. The deformation of the helicopter body and propagation of vibrations result in reduced accuracy and cause reoccurring failure of hydraulics and onboard electronics. Smart Isolation Mount for Airborne Guns addresses the vibration issues in the weapon stabilization and fire control systems. SIMAGTrademark is composed of the optimum integration of vibration control by confinement and a smart control system. It reconfigures the distribution and propagation of excess vibration energy and therefore, confines vibrations within its own structural elements. SIMAGTrademark makes significant progress towards solving the firing control problems with acceptable weight and power penalties by compensating for all errors at the turret-aircraft interface. Concentrated smart damping elements or cancellation techniques effectively dissipate the trapped vibrations. The insertion of SIMAGTrademark in an onboard gun system reduces the fluctuating loads and deformations by up to 50.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE