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Title: Manipulator for rotating and examining small spheres

Abstract

A manipulator is disclosed which provides fast, accurate rotational positioning of a small sphere, such as an inertial confinement fusion target, which allows inspecting of the entire surface of the sphere. The sphere is held between two flat, flexible tips which move equal amounts in opposite directions. This provides rolling of the ball about two orthogonal axes without any overall translation. The manipulator may be controlled, for example, by an x- and y-axis driven controlled by a mini-computer which can be programmed to generate any desired scan pattern. 8 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7147476
Patent Number(s):
4188118 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 5-906815
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-125042
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 17 May 1978
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; MANIPULATORS; DESIGN; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; TARGETS; CONFINEMENT; CONTROL SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; LABORATORY EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; ON-LINE CONTROL SYSTEMS; ON-LINE SYSTEMS; PLASMA CONFINEMENT; REMOTE HANDLING EQUIPMENT; 420203* - Engineering- Handling Equipment & Procedures; 700411 - Inertial Confinement Devices- (1992-)

Citation Formats

Weinstein, B.W., and Willenborg, D.L. Manipulator for rotating and examining small spheres. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Weinstein, B.W., & Willenborg, D.L. Manipulator for rotating and examining small spheres. United States.
Weinstein, B.W., and Willenborg, D.L. Tue . "Manipulator for rotating and examining small spheres". United States.
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abstractNote = {A manipulator is disclosed which provides fast, accurate rotational positioning of a small sphere, such as an inertial confinement fusion target, which allows inspecting of the entire surface of the sphere. The sphere is held between two flat, flexible tips which move equal amounts in opposite directions. This provides rolling of the ball about two orthogonal axes without any overall translation. The manipulator may be controlled, for example, by an x- and y-axis driven controlled by a mini-computer which can be programmed to generate any desired scan pattern. 8 figs.},
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