Accession Number : AD0635979

Title :   OPTIMUM UNDERWATER MANIPULATOR SYSTEMS FOR MANNED SUBMERSIBLES.

Descriptive Note : Final study rept.

Corporate Author : NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION INC ANAHEIM CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hetlinger, F. J.

Report Date : 31 MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 550

Abstract : Results of the Optimum Underwater Manipulator System Study are presented. The study has determined the optimum manipulator systems for performing the work tasks required of deep submergence vehicles. The manipulator system, to be effective, must combine the best efforts of the operator, the control system, the means of visual observation, the lighting, and the mechanical arm itself; and the manipulator system is therefore defined as the combination of these elements. This report defines the interfaces between the manipulator systems and the vehicles, and provides a body of information that can be used as a basis for the design of integrated vehicle-manipulator systems. Detailed performance specifications and concept plans, defining recommended manipulator systems for five vehicles, are presented. The report also includes the results of state-of-the-art surveys, analyses, and experimental tests of manipulator systems, subsystems, and components. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERWATER VEHICLES, *POSITIONING DEVICES(MACHINERY)), (*MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, UNDERWATER VEHICLES), (*SUBMARINES, CONTROL SYSTEMS), DEEP SUBMERGENCE, OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, SEA RESCUE EQUIPMENT, SERVOMECHANISMS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, LIGHTING EQUIPMENT, OPTICAL SCANNING, MARINE ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Submarine Engineering
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE