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PREdicting MObility using STATistics (PreMoStat)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
83253
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A074-026-0231
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GRIFFIN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
PO Box 276 Wynnewood, PA 19096-0276
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: PREdicting MObility using STATistics (PreMoStat)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W912HZ-08-C-0059
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed work addresses the problem of determining whether a given small unmanned ground vehicle (SUGV) can traverse a given terrain, when the state of both the SUGV and the terrain are not known exactly. In Phase I, we developed Monte Carlo-based methods to predict the mobility of the PackBot on steps, and we experimentally validated those methods with experiments with a real robot on real terrain with varying coefficient of friction and step height. In Phase II we will more fully develop the statistical prediction methodology, including extensions, optimization, and continued validation. In Phase II we will also develop a software application integrating the statistical mobility prediction and visualization methods.

Principal Investigator:

Eric Krotkov
President
6106499507
ekrotkov@ieee.org

Business Contact:

Eric Krotkov
President
6106499507
ekrotkov@ieee.org
Small Business Information at Submission:

GRIFFIN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
PO Box 276 Wynnewood, PA 19096

EIN/Tax ID: 233086947
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Office of Sponsored Projects
PO Box 7726
Austin, TX 78713-7726
Contact: Courtney D. Frazier
Contact Phone: (512) 471-2336
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university