The Flying Carpet: A Tool to Improve Ship Repair Efficiency
James S. Albus, Roger V. Bostelman, Frederick M. Proctor, William P. Shackleford, Alan M. Lytle
NIST is working directly with industry to improve repair and conversion operations of ships in dry dock. Similarly, this work allows transfer of technology to shipbuilding, aircraft maintenance, construction, and other industries requiring worker-access to large, external surfaces with minimum footprint and maximum system rigidity and control, while augmenting conventional suspended-scaffold systems and moving toward more autonomous large-scale manufacturing applications.
Proceedings of the American Society of Naval Engineers Symposium
cable controlled, large scale manufacturing, robotics, ship repair, worker-access
, Bostelman, R.
, Proctor, F.
, Shackleford, W.
and Lytle, A.
The Flying Carpet: A Tool to Improve Ship Repair Efficiency, Proceedings of the American Society of Naval Engineers Symposium, Bremerton, WA, USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821810
(Accessed December 4, 2023)