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Apparatus and method for fin actuation in a portable missile

A fin actuator for a portable missile and a method of using the same. One aspect of the present invention includes a fin or wing actuator that meets very strict criteria to fit within a compact, portable missile while substantially limiting backlash. Another aspect of the present invention is a method of fin actuation in a portable missile while substantially limiting backlash.
Inventors: 

Kent G. Whitham

Patent Number: 
US6827310
Patent Issue Date: 
January 7, 2005
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