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Company Information:

Name: ProtoInnovations, LLC
Address: 5453 Albemarle Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1132
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (412) 916-8807

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $199,220.00 2
SBIR Phase II $998,715.00 2
STTR Phase I $199,789.00 2
STTR Phase II $599,495.00 1

Award List:

Lunar All-Terrain Utility Vehicle for EVA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stuart S. Heys, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,960.00
Abstract:
ProtoInnovations, LLC proposes to develop a new type of planetary rover called a Lunar All-terrain Utility Vehicle ("Lunar ATV") to assist extra-vehicular activities in future lunar missions. The vehicle will operate unmanned or with an astronaut driving onboard. It will have a roughly 4 m2… More

Lunar All-Terrain Utility Vehicle for EVA

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Stuart Heys, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,400.00
Abstract:
ProtoInnovations, LLC proposes to develop a new type of planetary rover called a Lunar All-terrain Utility Vehicle ("LATUV") to assist extra-vehicular activities in future lunar missions. The vehicle will operate unmanned or with an astronaut driving onboard. It will have a roughly 4 m2 footprint… More

Reliable Autonomous Surface Mobility (RASM) in Support of Human Exploration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Principal Investigator: David S. Wettergreen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,920.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
ProtoInnovations, LLC and Carnegie Mellon University have formed a partnership to commercially develop rover-autonomy technologies into Reliable Autonomous Surface Mobility (RASM). Our aim is to provide safe and reliable means for lunar rovers to travel at substantial speeds and operate in… More

Multipurpose Automated Steward (MAS): A Versatile System for Autonomous Shipboard Cleaning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Steven Huber, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,260.00
Abstract:
ProtoInnovations proposes to develop a versatile autonomous shipboard cleaning robot that we call the Multipurpose Automated Steward (MAS). Shipboard cleaning presents a complex environment with requirements to clean floors, walls, counters, and overheads in confined and fully three-dimensional… More

Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for Planetary Surface Mobility

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Principal Investigator: David S. Wettergreen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,869.00
RI Contact: Kristen Rotolo
Abstract:
ProtoInnovations, LLC and Carnegie Mellon University have formed a partnership to commercially develop localization and mapping technologies for planetary rovers. Our first aim is to provide a reliable means of localization that is independent of infrastructure, such as GPS, and compatible with… More

Reliable Autonomous Surface Mobility (RASM) in Support of Human Exploration

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Carnegie Mellon University
Principal Investigator: David S. Wettergreen, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,495.00
RI Contact: David Wettergreen
Abstract:
ProtoInnovations, LLC and Carnegie Mellon University have formed a partnership to commercially develop rover-autonomy technologies into Reliable Autonomous Surface Mobility (RASM). Our aim is to provide safe and reliable means for lunar rovers to travel at substantial speeds and operate in proximity… More

Multipurpose Automated Steward (MAS): A Versatile System for Autonomous Shipboard Cleaning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dimi Apostolopoulos, Member&Chief Scientist – (412) 916-8807
Award Amount: $399,315.00
Abstract:
ProtoInnovations is developing a reliable, capable, and manufacturable autonomous shipboard cleaning system to unburden ship crews from the most laborious daily cleaning tasks. Our system, known as the Modular Automated Steward (MAS), features: Versatility to work in any shipboard environment… More