Shutter, Light Path

Shutter, Light Path

     

This is an acceleration-activated light shutter, used in conjunction with instruments or cameras sent into the upper atmosphere on sounding rockets. It was built at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) during the Aerobee era. The specific application of this shutter is not known, but it is representative of the types of mechanical devices used for sounding rocket research. It was transferred to NASM by NRL in 1982.

Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Naval Research Laboratory

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Miscellaneous

Materials
Overall - aluminum
Dimensions
Other: 1 1/2 in. diameter x 2 3/8 in. tall x 1 7/8 in. wide (3.8 x 6.05 x 4.78cm)

This is an acceleration-activated light shutter, used in conjunction with instruments or cameras sent into the upper atmosphere on sounding rockets. It was built at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) during the Aerobee era. The specific application of this shutter is not known, but it is representative of the types of mechanical devices used for sounding rocket research. It was transferred to NASM by NRL in 1982.

Transferred from the Naval Research Laboratory.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Naval Research Laboratory

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Rockets & Missiles

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Miscellaneous

Materials
Overall - aluminum
Dimensions
Other: 1 1/2 in. diameter x 2 3/8 in. tall x 1 7/8 in. wide (3.8 x 6.05 x 4.78cm)

ID: A19950090000