1972-02-01

Guidance of Vehicles by Telecommand in Order to Simulate Accidents 720677

After using an analog computer and a mechanical substitution system to determine if the project was possible, a remote control ground vehicle was designed and constructed which would follow a predetermined course at a given speed to test the handling characteristics of vehicles and to conduct crash tests safely. The vehicle is guided visually via onboard TV. Data are fed back by 6-channel FM, while 4-channel FM serves to transmit commands to servo motors in the unmanned vehicle. Except for a cathode ray tube, all onboard control instrumentation is crashproof, and a self-contained power source provides for fail-safe braking.

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