RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms and Robotics Papers

Maximizing Kinematic Motion for a 3-DOF VGT Module

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R. L Williams, E. R. Hexter

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45770

J. Mech. Des 120(2), 333-336 (Jun 01, 1998) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2826977 History: Received June 01, 1996; Revised July 01, 1997; Online December 11, 2007


This article presents design results for maximizing kinematic motion range in three-degree-of-freedom (DOF) double-octahedral variable-geometry-truss (VGT) modules modeled as extensible gimbals. Design curves are presented to describe motion and results are summarized.

Copyright © 1998 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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