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Self-Aligning Mechanical And Electrical CouplingTwo mating assemblies of mechanical and electrical coupling designed to align itself and so easy to use that robot can operate it. Rollers and v-grooves enforce required alignment when upper and lower assemblies brought into firm contact. Mechanism inside lower assembly provides spring preload between two assemblies plus mating of electrical connectors, all actuated by rotation of driver engaged with bolt via splines.
Document ID
19930000161
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Vranish, John M. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD.)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 17
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
MECHANICS
Report/Patent Number
GSC-13430
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.