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PemRAM-Based Locomotion for Dismounted Troop

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
28907
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
28907
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SYSTRAN FEDERAL CORP.
4027 Colonel Glenn Highway Suite 210 Dayton, OH 45431-1672
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: PemRAM-Based Locomotion for Dismounted Troop
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,959.00
 

Abstract:

SYSTRAN proposes a new approach to a locomotion simulator (LocoSim) for dismounted troops that utilizes dual-PemRAM (Precision electromagnetic RAM) direct drive actuators and a new articulated split treadmill (ASTM) concept. Used individually, or in combination the PemRAM and ASTM subsystems will meet the need for real world energy expenditure while remaining within a fixed reference frame. Instrumented boots will provide six-degree-of-freedom inputs into the LocoSim controller (PC workstation). Environmental (i.e. terrain and obstacle) inputs to the LocoSim will be obtained from currently existing DIS-compatible virtual environment systems. The controller will then issue control signals to each PemRAM actuator, thus insuring that real-world motion and energy expenditure is achieved. If the trainee moves correctly, he/she will traverse the simulated terrain; if not, they will become stuck! The ASTM subsystem provides crawling and climbing additions to the basic walking/running PemRAM-supported actions. Our design permits the utilization of either Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) or CAVE (Cave Audio Visual Environment) visual immersion system. Our LocoSim is designed to be DIS-compatible. Phase I will include a computer demonstration of the algorithms and top-level mechanical design. A prototype will be demonstrated in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

George J. Valentino
5132525601

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Systran Corp
4126 Linden Ave. Dayton, OH 45432

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