Accession Number : ADA118474

Title :   An Experimental Study of an Ultra-Mobile Vehicle for Off-Road Transportation.

Descriptive Note : Semi-annual technical rept. 1 Oct 81-31 Mar 82,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

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

PDF Url : ADA118474

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : This report summarizes research accomplished during the first six months of a project aimed at field testing of an experimental vehicle making use of an actively controlled suspension system for improved off-road mobility. The first year of this project involves component evaluation and concept verification with reduced-scale laboratory models. Preliminary test results and projections of performance to be expected in the full-scale vehicle are included in this report. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Automata, *Control systems, Vehicles, Offroad traffic, Computer programs, Servomechanisms, Hydraulic actuators, Suspension devices, Legs, Frames, Chassis, Computers, Telescoping structures, Locomotion, Terrain, Roughness, Mechanical energy, Storage, Advanced weapons, Walking, Lasers

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE