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ROBOTIC ACTUATOR OPTIMIZATION

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
12133
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12133
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UQM Technologies, Inc.
7501 Miller Drive PO Box 439 Frederick, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: ROBOTIC ACTUATOR OPTIMIZATION
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,826.00
 

Abstract:

UNIQUE MOBILITY HAS INVENTED A NOVEL MEANS OF CONSTRUCTING A LIGHTWEIGHT BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR WHICH OPERATES WITH HIGH EFFICIENCY, HIGH POWER OUTPUT, AND LOW TORQUE RIPPLE. THIS MOTOR CAN BE CONFIGURED FOR DIRECT DRIVE, OR COMBINED WITH A HIGH EFFICIENCY, HIGH RIGIDITY, ZERO BACKLASH REDUCER SUCH AS A CYCLOIDAL REDUCER TO PROVIDE AN IDEAL ACTUATOR FORTELEOPERATORS, ROBOTIC MANIPULATORS, OR SPACE MECHANISMS. SUCH AN ACTUATOR IS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT TO ALLOW ADVANCED MANIPULATOR CONTROL TECHNIQUES, SUCH AS OUTPUT DECOUPLING OF ROBOT ARM DYNAMICS, REMOTE CENTER OF COMPLIANCE CONTROL, OR DISTURBANCE DECOUPLING OF REACTION FORCES AND MOMENTS. THE SPECIFIC PHASE I TECHNICAL OBJECTIVE IS TO DESIGN AN OPTIMIZED ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATOR FOR PRECISE INCREMENTAL MOTION CONTROL FOR TELEOPERATED AND ROBOTIC MANIPULATORS IN AN OUTER-SPACE ENVIRONMENT, AND TO ASSESS ITS MERIT WITH RESPECT TO OTHER EXISTING ACTUATORS FOR USE IN ADVANCED CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:

David W. Parish
Project Engineer
3037612137

Business Contact:

John s. gould
PRESIDENT
3037612137
Small Business Information at Submission:

Unique Mobility, Inc.
3700 South Jason Street Englewood, CO 80110

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