Design, Fabrication, and Installation of Six-Degree-of-Freedom Space Maintenance Simulator
Final rept. 26 Jan-28 Jul 1964
MARTIN CO BALTIMORE MD
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A 6-degree-of-freedom space maintenance simulator was designed, fabricated and installed. The simulator supports a 180 lb subject and 110 lb back pack with unlimited freedom in pitch, roll, and yaw horizontal translation on frictionless air pads over a 20 x 30 ft floor and vertical translation on air bearings 18 in. from a nominal position. Also, included was a servo controlled work panel capable of horizontal translation simulating a 3K to 7K lb object in orbit. The work panel is suspended from a 20 ft span bridge crane with both axes controlled by servo amplifiers housed in a single rack. A 140 SCF air tank provides a low rate air spring for vertical translation.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods