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Brake Stops Both Rotation And TranslationCombination of braking and positioning mechanisms allows both rotation and translation before brake engaged. Designed for use in positioning model airplane in wind tunnel. Modified version used to position camera on tripod. Brake fast and convenient to use; contains single actuator energizing braking actions against both rotation and translation. Braking actuator electric, but pneumatic actuator could be used instead. Compact and lightweight, applies locking forces close to load, and presents minimal cross section to airflow.
Document ID
19950065607
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Allred, Johnny W. (NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA.)
Fleck, Vincent J., Jr. (NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA.)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 19
Issue: 9
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
MACHINERY
Report/Patent Number
LAR-14738
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.