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Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
44
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
44
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Environmental Energy Systems
218 North Lee Street Alexandria, VA 22314
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: SUPPORT
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $98,986.00
 

Abstract:

ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC. (EES) PROPOSES A FEA FEASIBILITY STUDY TO BE MADE OF AN ADVANCED ROBOTIC VEHICLE CAPABLE OF ENTERING A BATTLEFIELD, LOCATING AND RETRIEVING CASUALTIES, AND RETURNING THEM TO THE REAR FOR TREATMENT. THE ROBOTIC VEHICLE ALSO MIGHT CONDUCT LIMITED DIAGNOSTIC OR TREATMENT FUNCTIONS. ARTIFICAL IN- TELLIEGENCE PROGRAMMING AND ADVANCED ROBOTIC SENSOR AND COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES WILL BE KEY TO THE VEHICLE'S CAPABILITIES. THE GENERAL CONCEPT FOR THE ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE/ROBOT SUPPLEMENT TO MEDICAL SUPPORT CALLS FOR A SMALL, LIGHT-WEIGHT, TWO UNIT WHEELED VEHICLE USING A TWIN HULL CONSTRUCTION WITH A CONNECTING, FULL ARTICULATED PIVOT. IT WOULD BE OF LOW PROFILE AND NARROW WIDTH YET STILL BE CAPABLE OF CARRYING TWO SOLDIERS IN A PRONE POSITION. THE VEHICLE WOULD BE MONITORED AND DIRECTED FROM A CONTROL VAN TO THE REAR. ON BOARD, SENSORS, COMM COMMUNICATIONS, AND ACTUATING DEVICES WOULD BE EMPLOYED UNDER ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAMMING TO LOCATE AND RETRIEVE CASUALTIES. IT APPEARS FEASIBLE FOR SUCH A VEHICLE TO PERFROM THESE FUNCTIONS AND POSSIBLE DIANOSTIC AND TREAT MENT ACTIVITIES AS WELL. PROJECT OBJECTIVES WILL BE TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF SUCH A VEHICLE AND DEVELOP THE BASELINE DESIGN DATA FOR PROTOTYPING OF ATHE CONCEPT IN LATER PHASES. EES IS UNIQUELY QUALIFIED TOPERFROM THIS RESEARCH DUE TO ITS BACKGROUND IN ROBOTIC VEHICLES, TELEMETRY AND SENSOR DESIGN, AND IN ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE CONCEPTS. THE EES APPROACH WILL BE TO USE ITS INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE TO ANALYZE THE REQUIREMENT AND IDENTIFY AND EVALUATE APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ROBOTICVEHICLE. TEAMS WOULD BE ORGANIZED CAPABLE OF THIS LEVEL OF RESEARCH AND EACH WOULD CONTIBUTE TO THE INTEGRATION OF THEIR DIVERSE TECHNOLOGIES INTO A PRACTICAL SYSTEM CONCEPT. THE RESULTS OF THEIR FINDINGS WOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE U.S.GOVERNMENT IN THE FORM OF AN INTERIM AND FINAL REPORT.

Principal Investigator:

Business Contact:

Ronald D. Bishop
7035490545
Small Business Information at Submission:

Environmental Energy Systems
218 North Lee Street Alexandria, VA 22314

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