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