Abstract: A cable for high frequency use in an environment with high and varying thermal changes whereby the thermal expansion of the cable is controlled by having a highly electrically conductive metal bonded to a metal of low coefficient of thermal expansion relative to the high electrically conductive metal. This is accomplished by providing a thin layer of highly electrically conductive metal over an inner core of a metal of low coefficient of thermal expansion. The cable can also utilize a similar bonded metal configuration for an outer concentric conductive sheath having a mineral dielectric between conductors that also has a low coefficient of thermal expansion.
Abstract: Chromium oxide densification, bonding, hardening and strengthening of bodies having interconnecting porosity therein by impregnation with a chromium compound convertible to chromium oxide on heating, heating the impregnated body to convert the compound to chromium oxide and repeating the impregnation and heating steps. The body may be of any material composed of an oxide, has an oxide constituent or will form a well adhering oxide on its surface.
Abstract: A new ceramic treatment process and product and, more particularly, a process for forming and treating and shaping and treating of porous skeletal bodies to produce hardened dimensionally stable end products of relatively low temperatures and the resulting materials produced thereby which comprises the steps of treating a porous skeletal body by impregnating the interstices of the porous body with a compound of a metal capable of being converted to an oxide in situ at relatively low temperatures, heating the body so impregnated at temperatures well below normal vitrification to a temperature of at least 600.degree.F. and for a period of time sufficient to convert the compound impregnated therein to an oxide and repeating the impregnation and heating steps until the desired degree of hardness is obtained.
Abstract: A pair of light intensity detectors are spaced apart in range and an arrangement is included for reflecting light from a target to the detectors. The system measures target range by dividing the output signal of one of the detectors by a signal which is a function of the difference between the output signals of the two detectors to produce a quotient signal. To avoid low signal instability problems, the difference signal is generated in one embodiment of the system by subtracting only a selected fraction of the output signal of the far detector from that of the near detector. A substantially linearized output signal representing target range is produced in this system embodiment by raising the quotient signal to a selected power. The light detectors are preferably incorporated in input circuits which are temperature compensated.
October 29, 1973
Date of Patent:
February 10, 1976
Kaman Sciences Corporation
Vernon D. Peckham, Charles E. Baker, Jr., Donald H. Bryce