Preliminary Structural Design Considerations and Mass Efficiencies for Lunar Surface Manipulator Concepts

@inproceedings{Dorsey2008PreliminarySD,
  title={Preliminary Structural Design Considerations and Mass Efficiencies for Lunar Surface Manipulator Concepts},
  author={J. Dorsey and M. Mikulas and W. Doggett},
  year={2008}
}
‡The mass and sizing characteristics of manipulators for Lunar and Mars planetary surface applications are investigated by analyzing three structural configurations: a simple cantilevered boom with a square tubular cross-section; a hybrid cable/boom configuration with a square tubular cross-section support structure; and a hybrid cable/boom configuration with a square truss cross-section support structure. Design procedures are developed for the three configurations and numerical examples are… Expand
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