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Advanced Shipboard Mission Payload Handling System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N131-054-0766
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
N131-054
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Hstar Technologies
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Advanced Shipboard Mission Payload Handling System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-13-P-4029
Award Amount: $79,948.00
 

Abstract:

Hstar proposes a mobile, advanced, agile, adaptable handling (A3-Hand) system for shipboard mission payload handling. On the LCS seaframes, A3-Hand"s ability to remotely load, unload and transport a wide variety of payloads in and around ISO containers and mission vehicles will immediately improve LCS"s operations efficiency. We anticipate that the A3-Hand platform can become a ubiquitous tool for both the military and industry. Our key innovations includes several components: a highly maneuverable Omni-directional mobile platform with an adaptable footprint, a highly reconfigurable fork / end-effector design with high dexterity and strength for the various types of payloads, an efficient control system and ergonomic control unit, and an intuitive operator feedback system for diagnostic capabilities. The A3-Hand system will be designed with the following consideration; 1) Improved platform motion capability and improved forks/arms positioning capability; 2) Enhanced human-machine interface and enhanced functionality for both LCS seaframes; 3) Enhanced reachability, manipulability, and maneuverability with better controls; 4) Reduced equipment footprint and weight; 5) Reduced operator workload with task space control; and 6) Enhanced robustness with fault detection.

Principal Investigator:

Yi-Je Lim
Chief Operation Officer
(617) 229-5748
ylim@hstartech.com

Business Contact:

John Hu
President
(617) 229-5748
jjh@hstartech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Hstar Technologies
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 208172268
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No