Variable Camber Control Of Airfoil
Roglin, Robert L.
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An airfoil camber control apparatus utilizes a cable of shape memory alloy affixed at its ends to a front interior portion of the airfoil. A tensioning system is connected to a rear interior portion of the airfoil and to the cable. When electrical current is applied to the cable to heat it, it returns to its remembered, shorter length, thereby applying tension to the tensioning system to alter the position of the rear portion of the airfoil relative to the front portion.
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