Remote Viewing End Effectors for Light Duty Utility Arm Robot (U)

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The Robotics Development Groups at the Savannah River Site (SRS) and at the Hanford site have developed remote video and photography systems for deployment in underground radioactive-waste storage tanks at the Department of Energy (DOE) sites as a part of the Office of Science and Technology (OST) program within DOE. Viewing and documenting the tank interiors and their associated annular spaces is an extremely valuable tool in characterizing their condition and contents and in controlling their remediation. Several specialized video/photography systems and robotic End Effectors have been fabricated that provide remote viewing and lighting. All are remotely deployable into and ... continued below

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Heckendorn, F.M.; Robinson, C.W.; Haynes, H.B.; Anderosn, E.K. & Pardini, A.F. November 4, 1996.

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The Robotics Development Groups at the Savannah River Site (SRS) and at the Hanford site have developed remote video and photography systems for deployment in underground radioactive-waste storage tanks at the Department of Energy (DOE) sites as a part of the Office of Science and Technology (OST) program within DOE. Viewing and documenting the tank interiors and their associated annular spaces is an extremely valuable tool in characterizing their condition and contents and in controlling their remediation. Several specialized video/photography systems and robotic End Effectors have been fabricated that provide remote viewing and lighting. All are remotely deployable into and out of the tank, with all viewing functions remotely operated. Positioning all control components away from the facility prevents the potential for personnel exposure to radiation and contamination. Only the remote video systems are discussed in this paper.

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  • 7. American Nuclear Society topical meeting on robotics and remote handling, Savannah, GA (United States), 27 Apr - 1 May 1997

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  • Other: DE97060062
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--96-0720
  • Report No.: CONF-970462--5
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 453729
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680152

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Heckendorn, F.M.; Robinson, C.W.; Haynes, H.B.; Anderosn, E.K. & Pardini, A.F. Remote Viewing End Effectors for Light Duty Utility Arm Robot (U), article, November 4, 1996; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680152/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.