1986-10-01

Design Characteristic and Design Feature Analysis of the Shuttle Remote Manipulator Arm 861795

The manipulator subsystem, an anthropomorphic device, has been analysed in terms of Features and characteristics that are peculiar to its application. Extensive preflight analysis and testing (Fig. #1) using various finite analysis methods, computer programs, and techniques (Appendix A) has satisfied the unique and stringent constraints the remote manipulator system is required to operate under (Appendix B). The system is the pioneer of the space payload transportation system. Future generations will satisfy a diversity of needs through variations of design. Employment of this system will, through time, dictate the tolerances that may be relaxed or tightened.

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