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POLYMER THREADS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
713
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
713
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
David L. Heiserman
6161 Busch Blvd. Suite 330 Columbus, OH 43229
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: POLYMER THREADS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $16,000.00
 

Abstract:

CONVENTIONAL REMOTE MANIPULATOR END-EFFECTOR TECHNIQUES ARE NOT SATIFYING THE CURRENT NEED FOR SMALLER, SIMPLER, MORE EFFICIENT MICRMANIPULATOR SYSTEMS. THERE IS CLEARLY A NEED FOR AN ENTIRELY DIIFERENT APPROACH TO GENERATING AND CONTROLLING MECHANICAL MOTION AT MILLIMETER AND SUB-MILLIMETER LEVELS. ONE SUCH APPROACH, SUGGESTED IN THIS PROPOSAL, TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE PIEZOELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF CERTAIN POLYMERS. FASHIONED INTO FINE THREADS AND MECHANICALLY BONDED ALONG THEIR LENGHTS, TWO SUCH POLYMERS OF DIFFERENT PIEZOELECTRIC COEEFICIENTS CAN BE ELECTRICALLY COORDINATED TO YIELD USEFUL GRASPING EFFECTS.

Principal Investigator:

David l. heiserman
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

David L. Heiserman
6161 Busch Blvd. Suite 330 Columbus, OH 43229

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