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Tether Deployer And BrakeDesign concept promises speed, control, and reliability. Scheme for deploying tether provides for fast, free, and snagless payout and fast, dependable braking. Developed for small, expendable tethers in outer space, scheme also useful in laying transoceanic cables, deploying guidance wires to torpedoes and missiles, paying out rescue lines from ship to ship via rockets, deploying antenna wires, releasing communication and power cables to sonobuoys and expendable bathythermographs, and in reeling out lines from fishing rods.
Document ID
19930000729
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Carroll, Joseph A. (Energy Science Laboratories)
Alexander, Charles M. (Energy Science Laboratories)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 17
Issue: 11
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
MACHINERY
Report/Patent Number
MFS-26077
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.