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Survey Of Remote Handling In Space

Report Number: AMRL TDR 62-100
Author(s): Baker, D. Frederick
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Research Labs Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1962-09
Pages: 46
Contract: Laboratory Research - No Contract
Project: 7184
Task: 718406
AD Number: AD0288863

Abstract:
A survey of industrial opinion on remote handling in space was undertaken to document early concepts and to identify areas of agreement, areas of conflict, and unique ideas relating to the subject. Seven industrial concerns and one military agency provided papers on the role of remote handling in space. These papers are discussed in terms of: (a) remote operations of which there are five major categories-maintenance, assembly, experimentation, transfer operations, and emergency operations; (b) space vehicle design-the manned lightweight capsule, with anthropomorphic gloves, stabilization arms, window ports, and two to three manipulator arms, being representative; (c) manipulator designconcerning actuation, configuration, control, and feedback systems; and (d) space environment factors-vision, weightlessness, temperature fluctuations, high-energy radiation, and micrometeorite collisions.

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