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Design and development of a six degree of freedom hand controllerThe design objectives of a six degree of freedom manual controller are discussed with emphasis on a space environment. Details covered include problems associated with a zero-g environment, the need to accommodate both 'shirt sleeve' and space suited astronauts, the combination of both manipulator operation and spacecraft flight control in a single device, and to accommodate restraints in space. A variable configuration device designed as a development tool in which rotational axes can be moved relative to one another, is described and its limitations discussed. Two additional devices were developed for concept testing. Each device combines the need for good quality with its ability achieve a wide range of adjustments.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
King, M. L.
(CAE Electronics Ltd. Montreal Quebec, Canada)
Mckinnon, G. M.
(CAE Electronics Ltd. Montreal Quebec, Canada)
Lippay, A.
(CAE Electronics Ltd. Montreal Quebec, Canada)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
October 15, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: JPL Proc. of the 17th Ann. Conf. on Manual Control
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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