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Title: Adaptable precision triggering mechanism

Abstract

A precision triggering mechanism for engaging a portion of a device and a method of using the same are provided. The mechanism comprises an electric linear motor, a force limiter, a force sensor, an engagement slide, and a controller. The electric linear motor includes a drive rod, a driver that applies a force to the drive rod to move the drive rod linearly, and a sensor for detecting a linear position of the drive rod. The force limiter is connected to the drive rod and is configured to absorb an amount of axial force asserted by the drive rod above a maximum amount. The force sensor is connected to the force limiter and is configured to detect an amount of force applied by the force limiter on the force sensor. The engagement slide includes an end extending from the force sensor for engaging the portion of the device. The controller is configured to receive a signal representative of the linear position of the drive rod from the sensor of the electric linear motor; receive from the force sensor a signal representative of the amount of force applied by the force limiter; and direct the driver of the electric linear motormore » to apply a force to the drive rod based on at least one of the linear position of the drive rod or the amount of force applied by the force limiter.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Kansas City Plant (KCP), Kansas City, MO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1860174
Patent Number(s):
11201532
Application Number:
16/709,066
Assignee:
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02K - DYNAMO-ELECTRIC MACHINES
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0002839
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12/10/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Freiberger, Peter D. Adaptable precision triggering mechanism. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Freiberger, Peter D. Adaptable precision triggering mechanism. United States.
Freiberger, Peter D. Tue . "Adaptable precision triggering mechanism". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1860174.
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abstractNote = {A precision triggering mechanism for engaging a portion of a device and a method of using the same are provided. The mechanism comprises an electric linear motor, a force limiter, a force sensor, an engagement slide, and a controller. The electric linear motor includes a drive rod, a driver that applies a force to the drive rod to move the drive rod linearly, and a sensor for detecting a linear position of the drive rod. The force limiter is connected to the drive rod and is configured to absorb an amount of axial force asserted by the drive rod above a maximum amount. The force sensor is connected to the force limiter and is configured to detect an amount of force applied by the force limiter on the force sensor. The engagement slide includes an end extending from the force sensor for engaging the portion of the device. The controller is configured to receive a signal representative of the linear position of the drive rod from the sensor of the electric linear motor; receive from the force sensor a signal representative of the amount of force applied by the force limiter; and direct the driver of the electric linear motor to apply a force to the drive rod based on at least one of the linear position of the drive rod or the amount of force applied by the force limiter.},
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year = {2021},
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Multi-Directional Low-Displacement Force Sensor
patent-application, July 2017


Linear Actuator Assembly
patent-application, April 2014


Activation component testing apparatus
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