Accession Number : AD0653835

Title :   SERVOMECHANISM-PROPELLED VEHICLES.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Bradlay,William E.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The report discusses the potential utility and feasibility of novel modes of ground transportation suitable for rough terrain. More specifically, it discusses the possibility of using servomechanism propelled walking machines, describing the components of a hypothetical quadruped vehicle as a speculative example, and touching briefly on some design ideas for bipeds and hexapeds. A final section offers some discussion of the efficiency of hydraulic servomechanism propelled vehicles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VEHICLES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), (*HYDRAULIC SERVOMECHANISMS, PROPULSION SYSTEMS), TERRAIN, MACHINES, CONTROL SYSTEMS, SERVOMECHANISMS, TRANSPORTATION, EFFICIENCY, MANEUVERABILITY, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE