Accession Number:

AD0909053

Title:

Mobility Aid Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY NY RE-ENTRY AND ENVIRONMENT SYSTEMS DIV

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

A feasibility study of a linkage mechanism with a spade type end effector and force feedback control functioning as an on-board mobility aid was performed. Parameters considered were vehicle weight, mobility aid force, soil friction and slope. Specific examples of water egress by the M-113 personnel carrier were studied. The results indicate that a significant improvement in vehicle mobility may be realized by the use of such a device. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE