Accession Number:

ADA152695

Title:

Design of Ammunition Gripper for 155-mm Robotic Howitzer

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. May-Sep 1983

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

A robotic gripper which picks up 155-mm projectiles and cylindrical propelling charges and holds them securely while they are moved through any orientation within a self-propelled howitzer is described. The exact tasks that the gripper must perform are studied and four preliminary concepts are shown. One concept is developed. The development effort includes a kinematic analysis, force analysis, stress analysis, and a complete drawing package.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE