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8161832 Method of keeping given direction and device for its implementation  
The present technical solution solves a problem of keeping a given direction by use of an element stabilized in a given plane of inertial space, irrespective of disturbing torques, precessions of...
7905463 Multiple axis gimbal employing nested spherical shells  
A multi-axis gimbal has each axis defined by a respective spherical shell driven by a flat, compact motor attached to the driven shell and to a next outer shell (or to an external mounting...
7805226 Hierarchical strategy for singularity avoidance in arrays of control moment gyroscopes  
A control system for adjusting the attitude of a spacecraft comprises a set of control moment gyroscopes (CMGs) configured to allow null space maneuvering. The control system further comprises a...
7671311 Gimbal system with airflow  
Systems, including apparatus and methods, for driving airflow along a surface of a gimbal. The systems may comprise a gimbal apparatus including a payload and also including a gimbal mount...
7658555 Aerial video mount  
A stabilizing and vibration-isolating mount to facilitate the manual operation of a camera from mobile platforms such as aircraft, motor vehicles, and watercraft. The camera mount comprises a...
7561947 Dynamic CMG array and method  
Methods and apparatus are provided for reorienting control moment gyros (CMGs) to compensate for CMG failure or change in spacecraft (S/C) mass properties or mission. An improved CMG comprises a...
7451667 Precessional device and method  
A precessional device having independent control of the output torque generated by the device and the oscillation rate of the device is disclosed. The device comprises a rotor supported by an axle...
7185855 Method and system for steering a momentum control system  
A momentum-control system comprising a plurality of momentum actuators and a platform upon which the plurality of momentum actuators are mounted. The momentum control system further comprises a...
7121159 Apparatus and method for gyroscopic propulsion  
The present invention is a combination of three interconnected gyroscopic ring-like rotating masses, with each of the three ring-like masses being configured to rotate in various planes, depending...
7051608 Gyroscopic actuator  
The gyroscopic actuator is a new device based on a mechanism designed to make us of the conservation of the kinetic momentum, so that it supplies a torque (momentum) to the platform where it is...
6772978 Dynamic unbalance compensation system and method  
A dynamic unbalance compensation system that compensates for dynamic unbalance of a rotating assembly on a vehicle, such as a spacecraft, to compensate for the presence of a dynamic unbalance...
6679457 Reaction wheel system with vernier control rotor  
A reaction wheel system is provided that includes at least two rotors. The first rotor is the primary rotor that provides the large output torques to the vehicle. The second rotor is a vernier...
6568291 Shaftless gyrostabilizer  
A gyrostabilizer without a physical shaft or axle is constructed. The stabilizer has dual counter-revolving concentric rings filled with weights such as spherical balls that are propelled in...
6401556 Precessional device and method thereof  
A precessional device featuring a pair of axles each containing at least one flywheel forming a pair of rotors. The pair of axles are each mounted on circular track assemblies in which they rotate...
6396235 Stabilized common gimbal  
A two axis (azimuth and elevation) stabilized common gimbal (SGC) for use on a wide variety of commercial vehicles and military vehicles which are employed in combat situations capable of...
6276985 Gyroscopic motion device  
A gyroscopic motion device constructed for relative motion over an external support structure. The device includes a frame structure configured to support a pair of spaced apart gyroscopes. The...
6196048 Turntable acceleration generating apparatus  
A turntable acceleration generating apparatus includes a first servo motor, a large-diameter turntable rotated by the first servo motor, and a small-diameter turntable being mounted on the...
6019013 Machine tool operated by gyroscopic precession  
A machine tool operated by gyroscopic precession is disclosed. The machine tool is provided with a rotatable member disposed for rotation in a single plane, the member mounted to a base. A...
5875676 Non colocated rate sensing for control moment gyroscopes  
A feedback system for use in controlling control moment gyroscopes that are used in positioning a spacecraft where the relative rate of rotation is determined from the difference between the...
5871249 Stable positioning system for suspended loads  
A stable positioning system for a suspended payload. A stabilizer, control unit and positioner are located above a suspended payload. The stabilizer includes a plurality of flywheels within a...
5868031 Triaxial gyroscopic stabilizer for movie or television camera  
A triaxial gyroscopic stabilizer for a movie or television camera has a camera in a cardan suspension unit, two three-stage gyroscopes, controlled linkages for adjusting course, banking and pitch,...
5860317 Propulsion system  
A propulsion and positioning system for a vehicle comprises a first gyroscope mounted for precession about an axis remote from the center of said gyroscope. A support structure connects the...
5835193 Compensation mechanism for the elimination of manual backpan on camera cranes and jib arms  
A new circuit is connected to the pan servo amplifier 38 of a camera remote pan head 44 for the purpose of eliminating the need for manual backpan. The circuit comprises a tachometer 20 mounted on...
5751078 Reactionless, momentum compensated payload positioner  
A reactionless momentum compensated payload positioner adapted to be mounted on a supporting body for providing momentum compensation of an oscillatory and scanning payload and for suppressing...
5655412 Machine tool free of jerks and vibrations caused by the newtonian reaction forces  
A prime mover for a rotatable member supported for rotation in a single plane on a stationary base is provided wherein reaction torque applied to the base due to powering such rotation is greatly...
5517204 Antenna directing apparatus  
An antenna having a central axis is supported on a supporting member which in turn is supported on an azimuth gimbal. The antenna and the supporting member are rotatable around an elevation axis...
5406858 Gyro platform assembly  
A gyro platform assembly for determining a drift rate of a sensing axis of first gyro, the sensing axis being fixedly aligned to a carrousel axis. The first gyro is on a plane of a first platform....
5357817 Wide bandwidth stable member without angular accelerometers  
A three axis, single degree of freedom gyroscope based rate sensing platform has restraining torque developed for the platform from a feedback loop that includes electronics that decouples...
5297052 Integrated fault-tolerant air data inertial reference system  
A fault-tolerant air data and inertial navigation reference system utilizes skewed axis inertial sensors and fault-tolerant redundant electronics to provide higher redundancy with fewer parts....
5256942 Stabilization system for a freely rotatable platform  
A stabilization system for space platforms, satellites and the like. One arrangement for demonstration purposes incorporates a frame and a pair of motor/flywheel units which are pivotably mounted...
5184521 Gyroscopically stabilized apparatus  
A gyroscopically stabilized apparatus for aiming an instrument at a target object. An external yoke is attached to the ends of a hub assembly which supports the gyro and camera platforms for...
5067084 Inertial measurement unit with aiding from roll isolated gyro  
In the present invention the inertial measurement unit system comprises a basic strapdown inertial measurement unit and an isolated fourth gyro strapped to a rotatable platform which is commanded...
4989466 Gyroscopically stabilized sensor positioning system  
A stabilized platform for mounting a camera or other sensor is suspended from a support post by a universal or Cardan joint with two torque motors powering its axes. Below this universal joint is...
4833932 Stabilised mount  
A stabilised mount (e.g. for an antenna) has two gyroscopic rotors mounted in such a way that they can pivot about orthogonal axes. Rewinding of the antenna (to avoid undue twisting of the...
4825716 Single gimbal control moment gyroscope skewed array mounting arrangement  
A gyroscope mounting structure for use in a spacecraft attitude control system has ten control moment gyroscopes. The structure has a truss for supporting the gyroscopes. The truss has an axis of...
4823626 Inertial sensor arrangement  
An inertial sensor arrangement comprises two electrically restrained gyros with three mutually orthogonal input axes. After A/D-conversion pick-off signals are supplied to a digital computer which...
4706389 Attitude displacement measurement apparatus  
An attitude displacement measurement apparatus including a base, primary bearing means retained by the base, auxiliary bearing means mounted for rotation on the primary bearing means on a given...
4696196 Stabilized platform arrangement  
A stabilized platform which is suitable for stabilizing the bore-sight of a communications antenna or the like, is provided with a pendulous mounting which holds the structure erect. A pair of...
4528864 Universal joint flexure hinge suspension system and method for manufacturing this system  
A monolithic two axis gimbal suspension system for a tuned inertial instrument includes flexure hinges which are formed monolithically integral therein to define the pivot axis of the suspension...
4472978 Stabilized gyrocompass  
In a stabilized gyrocompass having meridian seeking gyroscopic means and slaved horizontal gryoscopic means disposed upon a common platform, a signal representative of the angle which develops...
4399714 Method and apparatus for overcoming certain destabilizing torques on gyro-stabilized platforms  
Destabilization of a gyro-stabilized platform (such as employed for mounting an antenna on-board a ship) resulting from uncompensated yaw or rotation of the platform in azimuth from a fixed...
4387513 Aircraft body-axis rotation measurement system  
A two-gyro four-gimbal attitude sensing system having gimbal lock avoidance is provided with continuous azimuth information, rather than roll information, relative to the magnetic cardinal...
4361055 Torque converter  
A torque converter is disclosed which comprises a gimbal assembly having a gyroscope mounted for rotation within one of the rings thereof. The spin axle of the gyroscope and the entire gimbal...
4292854 Gyroscopic apparatus having three-axis inertial platform with rapid warm-up  
An inertial platform carries at least one dynamically-tuned free-rotor gyro and is mounted in a three-axis gimbal system. Accelerometers are carried on the platform with their sensitive axes...
4280188 Survivable redundant vector sensors for systems with differing maximum output requirements  
Six sensors are oriented to position their input axes on the surface of a cone. The cone angle is optimized to permit the use of sensors with identical range capacity despite the fact that the...
4275605 Acceleration sensitive gyroscope stabilized platform  
An inertial measuring unit which precesses about the direction of apparent acceleration as a consequence of the introduction of a mass unbalance to each of the gyroscopes in the inertial measuring...
4258578 Floated, internally gimballed platform assembly  
The azimuth shaft of an internally gimballed, gyro-stabilized platform assembly is maintained rigid by keeping the uniquely structured inertial instrument-mounting components neutrally buoyant in...
4193308 Fluid dashpot gyro stabilized platform caging system  
A caging system for non-closed-loop gyro systems used in gyro stabilized platforms using fluid dashpots in place of automatic caging gyro brakes, torquers, or solenoids. A fluid dashpot is mounted...
4180916 Gyroscopic instruments  
A gyrocompass comprises a gyroscopic element having a stabilizing gyro with a relatively heavy rotor rigidly secured to a driving shaft and a control gyro with a rotor of lower inertia mounted on...
4179818 Tetrahedral redundant inertial reference unit  
A redundant inertial reference system is provided with four gyroscope units, with the spin axes of the gyroscopes in the units being oriented, respectively, perpendicular to the four faces of an...

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