Micro-coupling active release mechanism
Crane, William Mike
Oppenheimer, Paul Michael
Newman, James Hansen
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A micro-coupling active release mechanism including a shape memory alloy (SMA) cylindrical ring that is fit into a bushing or other mating attachment creating an interference joint held in place by frictional forces. The interference joint can be released upon actuation in which the SMA cylindrical ring is heated causing it to shrink in size, relieving the frictional forces of the interference joint thereby releasing the SMA cylindrical ring fromt the bushing or other mating attachment.
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