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COORDINATED CONTROL OF MULTIPLE MANIPULATOR ARMS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2812
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2812
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Odetics Inc.
1515 S Manchester Ave Anaheim, CA 92802
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: COORDINATED CONTROL OF MULTIPLE MANIPULATOR ARMS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $125,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS STUDY WILL DEVELOP A DUAL MANIPULATOR ARM SYSTEM FOR THE COORDINATED MOVEMENT OF A COMMON PAYLOAD USING INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES APPLIED RECENTLY BY THE OFFEROR TO ODEX, A MULTI-LEGGED WALKING ROBOT. THE PROPOSED SYSTEM WILL OPERATE TWO SIX-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM MANIPULATOR ARMS WITH PATH PLANNING IN A FASHION THAT ALLOWSBOTH ARMS TO PRODUCE A COORDINATED ACTION ON A COMMON PAYLOAD UNDER THE CONTROL OF AN OPERATOR USING JOYSTICK CONTROL. THE PHASE I ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE ACQUISITION OF SUITABLE LOW COST MANIPULATOR ARMS AND CONTROLLERS; THE MODIFICATION OF THE ARMS FOR SIX-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM OPERATION; THE INTERFACING OF THE ARMS AND CONTROLLERS WITH AN IBM PC; THE DEVELOPMENT, PROGRAMMING, AND CHECKOUT OF THE REQUIRED ALGORITHMS; AND THE DEMONSTRATION OF THE SYSTEM USING SUITABLE PAYLOADS. UPON COMPLETION OF PHASE I, ODETICS WILL RECOMMEND A PHASE II PROGRAM THAT APPLIES THE PHASE I TECHNIQUES TO MORE CAPABLE EQUIPMENT AND CONTINUES THE DEVELOPMENT OF COORDINATED ARM CONTROL TO MORE SOPHISTICATED TAKS, SENSORS AND CONTROL MODES.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen J Bartholet
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Odetics Inc.
1515 S Manchester Ave Anaheim, CA 92802

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