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Automated Shipboard Build-up of Customized Pallet Loads

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98545
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-091-0510
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-091
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vecna Technologies Inc.
6404 Ivy Lane Suite 500 Greenbelt, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Automated Shipboard Build-up of Customized Pallet Loads
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0161
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Currently the assembly of pallets by sailors asea and ashore is a time consuming process that requires additional space and materials, which are both at a premium on deployed ships. We proposed a small mobile hydraulic palletizing system that will minimize the need for personnel and increase accuracy in assembling customized pallets. Using pattern recognition and 3D pose estimation combined with information in Navy item catalogs, the system identifies the contents of a source package and its orientation and then places the package onto a destination pallet according to palletizing optimization algorithms that make the best use of available space. The system makes use of the high power density of hydraulics to provide increased strength in a smaller platform as opposed to other solutions.

Principal Investigator:

Andreas Hofmann
Director Of Machine Learn
6178640636
ahofmann@vecna.com

Business Contact:

Michael Bearman
Vice President/General Co
2409654500
mbearman@vecna.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Vecna Technologies Inc.
6404 Ivy Lane Suite 500 Greenbelt, MD 20770

EIN/Tax ID: 522152399
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No