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