Accession Number : ADA187266

Title :   Preliminary Studies for a Drilling Robot Firefighter.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 85-Aug 87,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Smith, David L ; Harris, J P ; Lawrence, D A

PDF Url : ADA187266

Report Date : 01 Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 169

Abstract : The USAF has produced a firefighter's drill to be used for aircraft fires. This report describes preliminary studies which were conducted to establish a data base for the design of a robotic manipulator for the drill. The loads associated with drilling of aircraft skins are measured and characterized. Link flexibility effects are studied and manipulator modeling and control issues are identified. Keywords: Firefighting, Robotics, Drilling machines, Drills.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT FIRES, *DRILLING MACHINES, *FIRE FIGHTING, *MANIPULATORS, *ROBOTICS, AIRCRAFT, DATA BASES, DRILLING, DRILLS, MODELS, ROBOTS, SKIN(STRUCTURAL)

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Military Aircraft Operations
      Cybernetics
      Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE