Accession Number : ADA115600

Title :   Design Study for an Actively Terrain-Adaptive Off-Road Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 29 Jan 81-28 Jan 82,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s) : McGhee,Robert B ; Waldron,Kenneth J

PDF Url : ADA115600

Report Date : 03 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 191

Abstract : This project consisted of studies directed at establishing the feasibility of building a practical vehicle using fully adaptive legged locomotion. The objective of building such a vehicle is mobility in extreme rough terrain conditions. New technologies essential to feasibility include computer control of leg coordination, efficient power transmission for coordinated motion of large numbers of mechanical degrees of freedom, development of terrain sensing systems and utilization of the information provided by those systems in control of the machine. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Vehicle chassis components, Legs, Adaptive systems, Terrain, Offroad traffic, Mobility, Locomotion, Detection, Algorithms, Dynamic response

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE