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A Haptics Probe for Mine Detection

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
62973
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A022-2717
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cybernet Systems Corporation
3885 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2247
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: A Haptics Probe for Mine Detection
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAB07-03-C-K00
Award Amount: $69,986.00
 

Abstract:

Cybernet proposes to automate certain aspects of the manual search technique for landmines using robotics and haptics. There are many situations where manual clearing is the most reliable method for demining; however, this technique unfortunately puts thehuman very close to the explosive. Our goal in this project is to automate the human-based technique of inserting a probe (often a sharp bayonet) into the earth and carefully probing for mines in the soil. Rather than placing a human mere inches from theexplosive, we will teleoperate the probe, relaying the

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Tesar
Product Development Manag
7346682567
jtesar@cybernet.com

Business Contact:

Charles J. Cohen
VP, Research & Developmen
7346682567
proposals@cybernet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CYBERNET SYSTEMS CORP.
727 Airport Boulevard Ann Arbor, MI 48108

EIN/Tax ID: 430924383
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No