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Title:
TACTICAL SHORTING PLUG
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/151017
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A shorting plug for a pulsed power system is provided, having a rotator assembly at least partially nested within a cam housing and at least partially rotatable within the cam housing with respect to a cam rail that operably engages the rotator assembly to transition between a shorted mode of operation and an open mode of operation. During the shorted mode of operation, a pair of electrical contacts extend from the cam housing to operably engage the electrical contacts electrically connected to a energy storage device such as a capacitor, while the electrical contacts are retracted and rotated within the cam housing during the open mode of operation. The rotator assembly is connected to a housing cap, which allows the operator to transition the shorting plug between the two modes of operation. The shorting plug also contains a first latch mechanism that operably engages the housing cap during the shorted mode of operation, and a second latch mechanism that operably engages the housing during the open mode of operation. During transition between the shorted and open modes of operation, a vertical load, a horizontal load and a rotational load are applied by the operator to overcome the horizontal load and rotational locking mechanism provided by the first and second latch mechanisms, a downward vertical load applied to the rotator assembly that operably engages the cam rail, and the cam rail that provides a rotational limit of the rotator assembly without an upward vertical load being applied.

Inventors:
BORGWARTH, Dennis, W. (1525 Wilson Boulevard Suite 70, Arlington VA, 22209, US)
PERONA, Juleigh (1525 Wilson Boulevard Suite 70, Arlington VA, 22209, US)
Application Number:
US2012/031805
Publication Date:
February 07, 2013
Filing Date:
April 02, 2012
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
BAE SYSTEMS LAND & ARMAMENTS L.P. (1525 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700Arlington, VA, 22209, US)
BORGWARTH, Dennis, W. (1525 Wilson Boulevard Suite 70, Arlington VA, 22209, US)
PERONA, Juleigh (1525 Wilson Boulevard Suite 70, Arlington VA, 22209, US)
International Classes:
H01R31/08; H01R13/703
Domestic Patent References:
WO2010037424A12010-04-08
Foreign References:
JP2009231708A2009-10-08
JP2009146779A2009-07-02
US4090667A1978-05-23
US3905667A1975-09-16
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DICKSON, Thomas G. et al. (Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.4800 IDS Center,80 South Eighth Stree, Minneapolis MN, 55402-2100, US)
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