Accession Number : AD0885920

Title :   Underwater Manipulative Construction Systems (UMCS).

Descriptive Note : Technical note Jul-Dec 69,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Rockwell, Philip K.

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : The principles of manipulation are discussed and an Underwater Manipulative Construction System (UMCS) is discussed in detail, and existing manipulator systems for underwater work are described. A UMCS is a remote handling system which is intended to perform useful construction operations in the submarine environment, providing a means by which man can meet underwater construction requirements while being protected from the environment. A UMCS consists of seven interrelated elements: a manipulator arm, tools or terminal devices, a control system, a feedback loop, power, a working platform, and the work object. (Author)

Descriptors :   *REMOTE CONTROL, *CONSTRUCTION, *MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, CONFIGURATIONS, UNDERWATER, AMPLIFIERS, UNDERWATER EQUIPMENT, UNDERWATER VEHICLES, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, MACHINE TOOLS, POSITIONING DEVICES(MACHINERY).

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE