Accession Number:

ADD018273

Title:

Internal Conduit Vehicle.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 29 Jun 95, patented 3 Sep 96,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-09-03

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

An internal conduit vehicle comprises two coaxially aligned dual-vector wheels mounted to each end of a chassis. The wheels include multiple, elongated rollers each positioned at an angle around a hub assembly. Two motors mounted to opposite ends of the chassis are rotationally coupled to a hub assembly. A motor control system mounted to the chassis drives the motors so that the wheels counter-rotate with equal, but opposite torque, thereby driving the vehicle axially through a conduit.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE