Review of Trajectories for the Automated Paint Application, Containment, and Treatment System
Richard J. Norcross
The Carderock Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center is developing the Automated Paint Application, Containment, and Treatment System (APACTS) to apply anticorrosive and anti-fouling paints in an environmentally sound manner. APACTS¿ motion system employs three manipulators; a self-propelled base, a long reach maxi-manipulator, and a quick response mini-manipulator. This report reviews possible APACTS motion trajectories and identifies the interactions between the trajectory and the performance requirements of other system components. The report evaluates the impact of four trajectories on the complexity of the manipulator, the burden imposed on other APACTS components, and the quality of the paint coat. The comparison computations use approximate values regarding paint application and maxi-manipulator performance that should be accurately measured prior to the final decisions.
Review of Trajectories for the Automated Paint Application, Containment, and Treatment System, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=820635
(Accessed June 4, 2023)