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EVALUATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
3924
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3924
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FOSTER-MILLER, INC.
350 Second Ave. Waltham, MA 02451
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: EVALUATION
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,313.00
 

Abstract:

MOBILE ROBOTS REQUIRE CONSIDERABLE AMOUNTS OF POWER TO PERFORM WORK, PROVIDE LOCOMOTION, AND RUN THE CONTROL ELECTRONICS. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND VISION PROMISE TO MAKE FUTURE MOBILE ROBOTS HIGHLY AUTONOMOUS AND THEY WILL BE EXPECTED TO OPERATE OVER SUBSTANTIAL DISTANCES FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME. THE NEED FOR LIGHTWEIGHT, STABLE, POWERFUL ENERGY SOURCES THAT WITHSTAND TEMPERATURE EXTREMES, SHOCK, HUMIDITY, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL HARDSHIPS IS BECOMING URGENT. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A PROGRAM FOR RIGOROUSLY EVALUATING EXISTING AND POTENTIAL MODILE ROBOT POWER SOURCES IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE, DURABILITY, MAINTENANCE, SAFETY, STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS, AND ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS. POWER SOURCES WILL BE RANKED ACCORDING TO TECHNICAL MERITS, COST FACTORS, AND AVAILABILITY. ONE OR TWO DESIGN CONFIGURATIONS WILL BE SELECTED FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

Roger demler
6178903200

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Foster-miller Inc
350 Second Ave Waltham, MA 02254

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