Accession Number : ADA119327

Title :   Work Systems Package Automatic Tool Interchange. Laboratory Study Shows That Automating Certain WSP Functions Is Feasible.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 77-Jun 78,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Morrin,C E

PDF Url : ADA119327

Report Date : 10 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : The Work Systems Package (WSP) is a remotely controlled manipulator with tools and support equipment, developed to interface with manned and unmanned undersea vehicles to perform ocean-floor salvage, recovery, installation, and repair tasks. Since bottom time is limited, risk factors are high, and visibility often is poor or hampered, automation of certain WSP functions would take advantage of the limited available power and reduce the risk factor. Automating the WSP via a computer program allows the WSP accessories (e.g., tool box and tools) to be moved out of the prime visibility area of a manned vehicle and helps the operator to perform tasks faster and more efficiently. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Manipulators, *Underwater tools, Underwater vehicles, Deep depth, Remote systems, Marine salvage, Selection, Automatic, Computer applications, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE