Accession Number:

ADA595226

Title:

Novel Robotic Tools for Piping Inspection and Repair, Phase 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 2013-31 Jan 2014

Corporate Author:

ELECTROMECHANICA INC MATTAPOISETT MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-02-13

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

Electromechanica Inc. was tasked with researching and developing a proof of concept robot tool for in-situ pipe inspection of fleet piping. Electromechanica has designed and fabricated a proof of concept robot tool based on a pneumatically actuated peristaltic motion. This motion is accomplished by the use of inflatable pneumatic grippers, as well as a novel flexible pneumatic cylinder capable of actuation in a variety of articulated positions. Various representative piping systems were used to successfully test locomotion and guidance of the system.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings and Valves

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE