Accession Number:

ADA162341

Title:

Conceptual Design of a Robotic Loader System for Remote Missile Launchers.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ALABAMA UNIV IN HUNTSVILLE DEPT OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

This report deals with the conceptual design of a robotic missile reloading system. This system will be the supply center for several unmanned, remotely controlled missile launchers. The supply center will contain robot equipment sufficient to handle the task of reloading the missile. The motivation for this is to accomplish the reloading in a minimum of time with a minimum of manpower. A review of the major robot configurations is given followed by several ideas for grippers and sensing procedures. A final conceptual design is presented after each of the systems components have been scrutinized. An extensive survey of the state of technology in robotics and application of robotic equipment was conducted. The survey included technical literature as well as product literature obtained from robotics manufacturers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE