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Simulation of man-machine interaction on shuttle payload manipulatorThe main objective of this simulation was to evaluate the feasibility of a simplified control system for a remote manipulator for space shuttle payloads. The motion commanded by the operator through the control system to the six degree of freedom manipulator approximates that of a backhoe. Compatibility of low arm damping, heavy payloads, small clearances in the shuttle cargo bay and stringent mission timelines were evaluated. The effects of various devices to enhance visual cues were evaluated. Phase I of the simulation was capture of a payload flying free in space relative to the shuttle. Phase II was simulation of cargo stowage into a mockup of the space shuttle cargo bay. A shuttle remote manipulator control station mockup including TV monitors and hand controllers is used in the simulation. Results evaluating various parameters of the control system and the task, including arm flexibility, are presented.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Hookway, R. O.
(Martin Marietta Corp. Denver, CO, United States)
Jackson, R. S.
(Martin Marietta Corp. Denver, CO, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Ames Res. Center 11th Ann. Conf. on Manual Control
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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