04778127 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 13 patents.

A missile (10) and concepts for deploying the fins (14) thereof from a stored to a deployed position are disclosed. One device described has three main portions including: A first end portion (32) housing an initiator (22) that powers the device and a locking mechanism (26) that holds the fin at its stored and its locked position; a central portion (34) housing a driven piston (24) that rotates a positively connected fin (14) from the stored to the deployed position; and, a second end portion (36) housing a damping system that controls the rate of deployment of the fins.

Title
Missile fin deployment device
Application Number
6/902984
Publication Number
4778127
Application Date
September 2, 1986
Publication Date
October 18, 1988
Inventor
Jerome G Duchesneau
Andover
CT, US
Agent
Lloyd D Doigan
Assignee
United Technologies Corporation
CT, US
IPC
F42B 13/32
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