Accession Number:

ADP013477

Title:

Vibratory Locomotion Revisited

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING SERVICE CENTER PORT HUENEME CA

Report Date:

2001-04-05

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Vibratory Locomotion is an old unused method of moving over terrain we invented at the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory over 25 years ago. The patent 1 has expired. We had great hopes for it, but they never materialized. It is being presented here to remind readers it exists in hope that someone will find an application for it. The paper describes some applications, presents a simplified design method for the devices, and discusses the effectiveness of several vibratory locomotion prototypes we built and tested.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE