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Mechanical Mixer for Rudder/Braking WedgeRight and left rudder panels moved separately. Mechanical mixer enables panels of two-panel rudder to rotate in same direction for steering or in opposite directions for dynamic braking. Steering and braking inputs separate so any combination of steering and braking motions executed simultaneously. Developed for aerodynamic braking of Space Shuttle orbiter, steering/braking drive train and rudder arrangement used for similar purposes on aircraft, thereby reducing sizes of thrust reversers.
Document ID
19850000117
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Grimm, D.
(Sundstrand Energy Systems)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
Machinery
Report/Patent Number
MSC-20759
Accession Number
85B10117
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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