Accession Number:

ADA231389

Title:

Shape-Memory Alloy Tactical Feedback Actuator. Phase 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Feb-1 Aug 1989,

Corporate Author:

TINI ALLOY CO INC OAKLAND CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This document describes the hardware developed to realize a shape memory alloy SMA tactile stimulator. A 5x6 30 element array has been developed to provide tactile stimulation to the human operator of a remotely controlled robotic system. The work verifies that a tactile stimulator can be packaged in finger-pad size arrays and that computer control is feasible. Actuation profiles and design techniques are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE