Magnetically supported and torqued momentum reaction sphere Patent #: 4611863
ApplicationNo. 159844 filed on 02/24/1988
US Classes:74/5.46, By magnetic field74/5.7, With rotor drive310/90.5Magnetic bearing
ExaminersPrimary: Bonck, Rodney H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG01C 019/08
AbstractA magnetic rotor suspension system including a magnetic rotor having a spin axis, and a generally spherical housing spaced from the rotor. The system includes means attached to the housing for applying magnetic fields to the rotor to fix its lateral and axial position relative to the housing and to adjust the angular orientation of the spin axis of the rotor relative to the housing.