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High Mobility Robotic Platform with Active Articulated Suspension

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97991
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-135-0305
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-135
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Terra Engineering LLC
18422 South Broadway Gardena, CA 90248
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High Mobility Robotic Platform with Active Articulated Suspension
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-11-C-0066
Award Amount: $62,847.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal describes the development of highly versatile rough terrain robotic transport for use as a squad support vehicle. Extensive use of commercial components and assemblies will allow a vehicle with purpose designed capabilities to be rapidly created and tested for a modest cost. The design includes a central prime mover to provide power to all wheels for high bandwidth traction control. In addition, the active suspension allows the vehicle weight to be distributed where necessary to climb and traverse steep slopes and large obstacles, Payloads can be accommodated both internally and externally on the transport depending on its susceptibility to environmental extremes. A master computational resource distributes JAUS compatible state commands to individual wheel controllers. The resulting vehicle exceeds all program requirements and could be ready for field testing is a very short period of time.

Principal Investigator:

Todd Mendenhall
Chief Technical Officer
3104672194
Todd.Mendenhall@cox.net

Business Contact:

Valerie Mendenhall
Business Manager
3104672189
Valerie.Mendenhall@cox.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Terra Engineering LLC
18422 South Broadway Gardena, CA 90248

EIN/Tax ID: 141899827
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No