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POWER-AUGMENTED EXOSKELETON DEMONSTRATION UNIT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
4287
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4287
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Prt Corp.
245 E Sixth St - Ste 424 St Paul, MN 55101
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: POWER-AUGMENTED EXOSKELETON DEMONSTRATION UNIT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $175,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL DETAILS A DEVELOPMENT PROJECT WHICH WILL DEMONSTRATE FEASIBILITY OF A POWER-AUGMENTED EXOSKELETON. AN EXOSKELETON IS A JOINTED, EXTERNAL FRAMEWORK WORN BY A USER. FORCE SENSORS DETECT USER MOVEMENTS AND, THROUGH MODERN FEEDBACK CONTROL TECHNIQUES, POWER THE EXOSKELETON LIMBS. A USER'S STRENGTH CAN THUS BE MAGNIFIED THREE OR FIVE TIMES WITHOUT LOSS OF DEXTERITY OR SPEED. THE PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO PROVE FEASIBILITY OF HIGH SPEED CONTROL COUPLED WITH MODERN ACTUATOR TECHNOLOGY. THE PRIMARY PROJECT GOAL IS A SINGLE POWERED JOINT WITH AN ADJUSTABLE AMPLIFICATION FACTOR OF UP TO 10:1. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION WOULD BE THE PRECURSOR TO A FULL EXOSKELETON.

Principal Investigator:

Ralph H Mccartney
6122281865

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Prt Corp.
245 E Sixth St - Ste 424 St Paul, MN 55101

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