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Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) Remote Digger and Hammer Chisel

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98433
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-050-0511
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-050
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: Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) Remote Digger and Hammer Chisel
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-10-C-0021
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

Current robotic MTRS EOD removal platforms have great difficulty dealing with buried EODs because their small size is insufficient to support the necessary excavation tools. Vecna Technologies, Inc. proposes a novel solution in our mechanically actuated pneumatic impact digger. The digger''s hammer chisel is mechanically actuated by pressing its tip against a surface; an innovative pneumatic shuttle automatically cycles pressurized gas and outside air to rapidly move the pistonb. The system requires no external valving or electrical power, is robust to failure through a simple four part design, is modular, and does not impact mission duration or power consumption.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel Theobald
President/CTO
6178640636
theo@vecna.com

Business Contact:

Michael Bearman
Vice President
3018647253
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