The ROMPS robot in HitchHiker
- Voellmer, George
- Oct 1, 1992.
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- 1 electronic document
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- The Robotics Branch of the Goddard Space Flight Center has under development a robot that fits inside a Get Away Special can. In the RObotic Materials Processing System (ROMPS) HitchHiker experiment, this robot is used to transport pallets containing wafers of different materials from their storage rack to a halogen lamp furnace for rapid thermal processing in a microgravity environment. It then returns them to their storage rack. A large part of the mechanical design of the robot dealt with the potential misalignment between the various components that are repeatedly mated and demated. A system of tapered guides and compliant springs was designed to work within the robot's force and accuracy capabilities. This paper discusses the above and other robot design issues in detail, and presents examples of ROMPS robot analyses that are applicable to other HitcherHiker materials handling missions.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19930003991., Accession ID: 93N13179., and The 1992 Shuttle Small Payloads Symposium; p 205-219.
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