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Improved Robot Actuator Motors for Medical Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
92220
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-104-1476
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Techno-Sciences, Inc.
11750 Beltsville Drive 3rd Floor Beltsville, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Improved Robot Actuator Motors for Medical Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W81XWH-10-C-0014
Award Amount: $69,961.00
 

Abstract:

Due to the demanding requirements associated with operation in combat environments, unmanned robotic systems are working towards developing lighter weight systems without sacrificing performance. This requires high power-to-weight ratio actuation systems that can be scalable to various robotic devices and configurations. Conventional actuator motors and hydraulic manipulator arms are known to be unfavorably heavy, which can lead to a multitude of concerns for deployment. As such, Techno-Sciences, Inc., in collaboration with the University of Maryland, proposes to develop a technology centered on pneumatic artificial muscle actuation, which features high strength and light weight. Building upon our extensive experience and related patent portfolio, we will perform analyses and design work in Phase I of the project that will lead into a full prototype actuator demonstration in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Curt Kothera
Principal Investigator
2407900580
kotherac@technosci.com

Business Contact:

Sandra Selha
Sr. Contracts Administrator
2407900620
selhas@technosci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNO-SCIENCES, INC.
11750 Beltsville Drive 3rd Floor Beltsville, MD 20705

EIN/Tax ID: 952954785
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No