JPL's NDEAA Robotic Devices homepage

Description: macs on the C5
This Website describes the JPL's NDEAA robotic devices and systems activity. Of particular interest a miniature crawling automatic device (MACS) was developed that can serve as a mobility platform for nondestructive testing (NDE) and maintenance applications


Related Patents

Description: Bullet"Multifunction automated crawling system," patent No. 5,890,553, April 6, 1999

Description: Bullet"Multifunction automated crawling system," patent No. 6,105,695, August 22, 2000



Description: Bullet Robotic platforms for miniature inspection instrumentation
(Proceedings of ASNT Spring Conf., Anaheim, CA, March 98)


Description: Bullet Mother-Crawler and Modular NDE-Boards for Robotics Scanning and Testing
(Proceedings of ASNT Fall Conf., Nashville, TN, October 98)


Description: Bullet "Scanning aircraft structures using open-architecture robotic crawlers as platforms with NDE boards and sensors"  Submitted to Material Evaluation Dec. 98


Description: Bullet  "Automation, Miniature Robotics and Sensing for Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing," Y. Bar-Cohen (Ed.) Vol. 4 of Topics On Nondestructive Evaluation (TONE), ISBN 1-57117-043, pp. 1-481, April 2000   This book is available from Shop ASNT - TONE Vol. 4


Description: Bullet"Scanning Large Aerospace Structures Using Open-Architecture Crawlers," NSMMS Symposium, San Diego, CA, 27 Feb. to 2 March 2000.

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Last update January 11, 1999