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Title: Piezoelectric actuated gimbal

Abstract

A gimbal is described and which includes a fixed base member defining an axis of rotation; a second member concentrically oriented relative to the axis of rotation; a linear actuator oriented in immediate, adjoining force transmitting relation relative to the base member or to the second member, and which applies force along a linear axis which is tangential to the axis of rotation so as to cause the second member to rotate coaxially relative to the fixed base member; and an object of interest mounted to the second member such that the object of interest is selectively moved relative to the base member about the axis of rotation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Woods Cross, UT
  2. Idaho Falls, ID
  3. Salt Lake City, UT
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1027379
Patent Number(s):
8016254
Application Number:
12/061,256
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho FAlls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01C - MEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Tschaggeny, Charles W, Jones, Warren F, and Bamberg, Eberhard. Piezoelectric actuated gimbal. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Tschaggeny, Charles W, Jones, Warren F, & Bamberg, Eberhard. Piezoelectric actuated gimbal. United States.
Tschaggeny, Charles W, Jones, Warren F, and Bamberg, Eberhard. Tue . "Piezoelectric actuated gimbal". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1027379.
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author = {Tschaggeny, Charles W and Jones, Warren F and Bamberg, Eberhard},
abstractNote = {A gimbal is described and which includes a fixed base member defining an axis of rotation; a second member concentrically oriented relative to the axis of rotation; a linear actuator oriented in immediate, adjoining force transmitting relation relative to the base member or to the second member, and which applies force along a linear axis which is tangential to the axis of rotation so as to cause the second member to rotate coaxially relative to the fixed base member; and an object of interest mounted to the second member such that the object of interest is selectively moved relative to the base member about the axis of rotation.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}

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