Accession Number : AD0715754

Title :   Cargo Boom Study.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jun-Nov 70,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY N Y SPECIALTY MATERIALS HANDLING PRODUCTS OPERATION

Personal Author(s) : Makinson,J. B. ; Mosher,R. S. ; Bodine,D. P. ; Campbell,E. J. ; Croshaw,P. F.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 225

Abstract : A conceptual design study was made to determine the feasibility of a large cargo handling boom with master-slave controls having spatial correspondence and force feedback. Commercial devices of this type have been built which handle loads of up to 800 pounds at a reach of 16 feet. This study indicates that it is feasible to apply this technology to machines capable of handling loads ranging from 2,500 to 7,500 pounds at reaches from 15 to 25 feet. These machines offer significant potential advantages over conventional cargo and material handling equipment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BOOMS(EQUIPMENT), FEASIBILITY STUDIES), (*CARGO, HANDLING), MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, HYDRAULIC SERVOMECHANISMS, HOISTS, KINEMATICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DESIGN

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE