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A New Generation of Actuators for Robotic Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A123-112-0243
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A123-112
Solicitation Number:
2012.3
Small Business Information
KCF Technologies, Inc
336 South Fraser Street State College, PA 16801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: A New Generation of Actuators for Robotic Systems
Agency: DOD
Contract: W81XWH-13-C-0132
Award Amount: $99,980.00
 

Abstract:

KCF in partnership with Penn State will evaluate and demonstrate a new generation of intrinsically safe robotic actuators built up from micro-actuator module units. The technical approach is based on state-of-the art prosthetic development where the human-mechanism interface is the primary focus. Two competing force delivery technologies will be prototyped and evaluated in the Phase I project, electroactive polymer actuation units and magneto-rheological fluid micro-hydraulic valves with flexible matrix composite actuation units.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Grissom
Senior Technical Project Manager
(814) 867-4097
mgrissom@kcftech.com

Business Contact:

Jeremy Frank
President
(814) 867-4097
jfrank@kcftech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KCF Technologies, Inc
336 South Fraser Street State College, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 251879000
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No