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dc.contributor.advisorHarkins, Richard
dc.contributor.authorBell, Timothy L.
dc.dateJun-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:25Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:25Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42580
dc.description.abstractAn exoskeleton platform was developed, prototyped and tested for mobility performance in a beachfront environment. New platform, drive-train, motor-controller and wheel design were employed in the experiment. The objective was to improve on the shortcoming of previous NPS research. Three wheel-designs were tested during fixed pattern tests on grass, concrete and sand. Data suggests that, with regard to power consumption, there is a marginal difference on preferred wheel design. The sparse print round wheel showed promise in heavy vegetation; however, the WhegTM wheel proved to be the most versatile on various terrains. This suggests that a WhegTM wheel with improved round wheel characteristics would be optimal for various beachfront terrains.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/seashoreinterfac1094542580
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleSea-Shore interface robotic designen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhysics
dc.subject.authorRoboticsen_US
dc.subject.authorRoboten_US
dc.subject.authorAmphibious Vehiclesen_US
dc.subject.authorMobilityen_US
dc.subject.authorSurf-Zoneen_US
dc.subject.authorAutonomousen_US
dc.subject.authorWhegen_US
dc.subject.authorexoskeletonen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Applied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineApplied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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