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Fault-tolerant rotary actuator

United States Patent

October 17, 2006
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A fault-tolerant actuator module, in a single containment shell, containing two actuator subsystems that are either asymmetrically or symmetrically laid out is provided. Fault tolerance in the actuators of the present invention is achieved by the employment of dual sets of equal resources. Dual resources are integrated into single modules, with each having the external appearance and functionality of a single set of resources.
Tesar; Delbert (Austin, TX)
10/ 665,729
September 18, 2003
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of DE-FG04-94EW37966 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy and N00014-01-10864 awarded by the Office of Naval Research.