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TELEPRESENT MASTER/SLAVE TOOLS WITH FORCE AND TACTILE FEEDBACK

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
12283
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12283
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Begej Corp.
5 Claret Ash Rd Littleton, CO 80127
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: TELEPRESENT MASTER/SLAVE TOOLS WITH FORCE AND TACTILE FEEDBACK
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $68,866.00
 

Abstract:

THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE I WORK SHALL BE TO DESIGN AND FABRICATE TELEPRESENT MASTER/SLAVE (M/S) TOOLS CAPABLE OF PROVIDING FORCE AND TACTILE FEEDBACK TO THE HAND OF A HUMAN OPERATOR. THIS WORK SHALL INCORPORATE THE EXTENSIVE PREVIOUS DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AT BEGEJ CORPORATION IN THE AREAS OF TACTILE SENSORS AND TACTILE DISPLAYS. THE SCOPE OF THE PHASE I WORK INCLUDES: (1) DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF MINIATURE, TOOL-MOUNTED FORCE/TORQUE (F/T) SENSORS CAPABLE OF MEASURING SIX COMPONENTS OF FORCE; (2) FABRICATION OF A HIGH-DENSITY OPTICAL TACTILE SENSOR FOR THE SLAVE TOOL HANDLE; (3); FABRICATION OF A 128-ELEMENT TACTILE DISPLAY FOR THE MASTER TOOL HANDLE, AND; (4) PRELIMINARY EVALUATION OF THE MASTER/SLAVE TOOLS. FOLLOW-ON WORK DURING PHASE II WOULD CONCERN: (1) THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FORCE FEEDBACK TO THE MASTER TOOL HOLDER BY A DEDICATED 6-DOF ROBOT ARM CONTROLLED BY THE F/T SENSORS ON THE TOOLS; (2) PERFORMANCE OF A MORE COMPLETE EVALUATION OF THE TELEPRESENT M/S TOOL CONCEPT USING A MODIFIED MECHANICAL M/S MANIPULATOR AND A THREE-FINGERED, FULLY-TELEPRESENT GLOVE CONTROLLER WITH ASSOCIATED ROBOT HAND (CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT); AND (3) DESIGN, DEVELOP, AND FABRICATE SECOND-GENERATION TELEPRESENT M/S TOOL COMPONENTS FOR DELIVERY TO THE SPONSOR.

Principal Investigator:

Stefan Begej
3039735042

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Begej Corp
5 Claret Ash Rd Littleton, CO 80127

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No