End-effector-joint conjugates for robotic assembly of large truss structures in space : A second generation
- Brewer, William V.
- JAN 1, 1989.
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- 1 electronic document
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- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- Attachment of strut to node can be accomplished with a variety of mechanisms. All require extensive standoff elements (called scars) added to the nodes. These increase packaging volume for the nodes by as much as 300 percent. First generation designs also tend to be either heavy or expensive due to complex parts. Screws thread mechanisms are discussed simplest and most easily manufactured of alternatives. Torque and rotational motion must be transmitted across the strut to end-effector interface accomplishing the joining process and establishing a specific preload. Four drive mechanisms are considered: worm, helical, bevel, and differential gears.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19910018795., Accession ID: 91N28109., and Alabama A & M Univ., NASA-HBCU Space Science and Engineering Research Forum Proceedings; p 336-34.
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