Accession Number : AD0278642
Title : A JOY STICK CONTROL SYSTEM FOR MECHANIZING THE TRANSLATIONAL MOTIONS OF A COMPARATOR
Descriptive Note : Technical note.
Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
Personal Author(s) : MENNE,DONALD F.
Report Date : APR 1962
Pagination or Media Count : 34
Abstract : A control system was developed to mechanize the translational motions of two orthogonal stages on a screw comparator. This system, whose input is a range of joy stick deflections in any direction, has an output that moves the stages so that the resultant motion is in the desired direction and at a rate proportional to the stick deflection. A general analysis of the problem is presented and a specific system developed for the Wild STK-1 Stereocomparator is described. The system was installed on the comparator and tests were made to show the deviation between the resultant heading and the input heading. (Author)
Descriptors : CONTROL STICKS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE