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HIGH PERFORMANCE LIGHTWEIGHT MANIPULATOR FEASIBILITY STUDY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
2430
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2430
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Adaptive Machine Technologies
1224 Kinnear Rd Suite 130 Columbus, OH 43212
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: HIGH PERFORMANCE LIGHTWEIGHT MANIPULATOR FEASIBILITY STUDY
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

A MANIPULATOR DESIGN IS PROPOSED WHICH USES ADVANCED MATERIALS AND CONTROL TECHNIQUES TO ACHIEVE PERFORMANCE FAR SUPERIOR TO THAT OF CONVENTIONAL MANIPULATORS. PRELIMINARY STUDIES INDICATE THAT A MANIPULATOR CAN BE DESIGNED WITH A USEFUL LOAD CAPACITY OF 100 KILOGRAMS, A USEFUL REACH OF 2.5 METERS, AND END-EFFECTOR SPEED OF AT LEAST 5 METERS/SEC, AND A WEIGHT OF LESS THAN 500 KILOGRAMS. THE DESIGN MAKESUSE OF END-EFFECTOR FEEDBACK CONTROL OF A COMPLIANT STRUCTURE TO REDUCE WEIGHT. HYBRID HYDRAULIC/HYDROSTATIC ACTUATION PROVIDES AMPLE POWER AND SPEED WITH GOOD ENERGY EFFICIENCY. COMPOSITE MATERIALS ARE USED IN AREAS WHERE HIGH STIFFNESS IS ESSENTIAL. THE OBJECTIVE OF THEPHASE I EFFORT IS TO ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF ALL THE TECHNOLOGIESREQUIRED TO ACHIEVE THE STATED PERFORMANCE. DESIGN STUDIES WILL BE PERFORMED IN THE AREAS OF CONTROL, COMPUTER SYSTEMS, HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS, KINEMATICS, AND MECHANICAL STRUCTURES. A PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR A HIGH PERFORMANCE MANIPULATOR WILL BE COMPLETED.

Principal Investigator:

Vincent J Vohnout
6144224302

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Adaptive Machine Technologies
1218 Kinnear Road Cincinatti, OH 43212

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