A collision avoidance system for workpiece protection

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This paper describes an application of Sandia`s non-contact capacitive sensing technology for collision avoidance during the manufacturing of rocket engine thrust chambers. The collision avoidance system consists of an octagon shaped collar with a capacitive proximity sensor mounted on each face. The sensors produced electric fields which extend several inches from the face of the collar and detect potential collisions between the robot and the workpiece. A signal conditioning system processes the sensor output and provides varying voltage signals to the robot controller for stopping the robot.

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Schmitt, D.J.; Weber, T.M.; Novak, J.L. & Maslakowski, J.E. April 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This paper describes an application of Sandia`s non-contact capacitive sensing technology for collision avoidance during the manufacturing of rocket engine thrust chambers. The collision avoidance system consists of an octagon shaped collar with a capacitive proximity sensor mounted on each face. The sensors produced electric fields which extend several inches from the face of the collar and detect potential collisions between the robot and the workpiece. A signal conditioning system processes the sensor output and provides varying voltage signals to the robot controller for stopping the robot.

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OSTI as DE95009842

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  • International robots and vision automation show and conference, Detroit, MI (United States), 8-11 May 1995

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  • Other: DE95009842
  • Report No.: SAND--95-0610C
  • Report No.: CONF-9505169--2
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 46676
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc686235

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Schmitt, D.J.; Weber, T.M.; Novak, J.L. & Maslakowski, J.E. A collision avoidance system for workpiece protection, article, April 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc686235/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.