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Title: Drive reconfiguration mechanism for tracked robotic vehicle

Abstract

Drive reconfiguration apparatus for changing the configuration of a drive unit with respect to a vehicle body may comprise a guide system associated with the vehicle body and the drive unit which allows the drive unit to rotate about a center of rotation that is located at about a point where the drive unit contacts the surface being traversed. An actuator mounted to the vehicle body and connected to the drive unit rotates the drive unit about the center of rotation between a first position and a second position.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873093
Patent Number(s):
6089339
Assignee:
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B62 - LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS B62D - MOTOR VEHICLES
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16L - PIPES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
drive; reconfiguration; mechanism; tracked; robotic; vehicle; apparatus; changing; configuration; unit; respect; comprise; guide; associated; allows; rotate; center; rotation; located; contacts; surface; traversed; actuator; mounted; connected; rotates; position; vehicle drive; robotic vehicle; drive unit; drive reconfiguration; /180/

Citation Formats

Willis, W David. Drive reconfiguration mechanism for tracked robotic vehicle. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Willis, W David. Drive reconfiguration mechanism for tracked robotic vehicle. United States.
Willis, W David. Sat . "Drive reconfiguration mechanism for tracked robotic vehicle". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873093.
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {1}
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