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A Payload, Controller and Communications Toolkit for Small Unmanned Ground…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
74104
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-221-3113
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED PERCEPTION, INC.
220 Executive Drive, Suite 400 Cranberry Township, PA 16066
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: A Payload, Controller and Communications Toolkit for Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-06-C-0059
Award Amount: $69,628.00
 

Abstract:

The use of small unmanned ground vehicles in both military and civilian operations is rapidly growing. Unfortunately, vendors today only offer their own proprietary Operator Control Units and vehicle payloads that can only be used with their vehicle platform. The objective of this Phase I effort is to design a toolkit of common and interchangeable components for small unmanned ground vehicles to perform a variety of tasks such as grasping, carrying, digging, etc. The Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle Infrastructure Toolkit will include one or more manipulator and end-effector designs to accomplish a number of tasks, an Operator Control Unit that allows an operator to customize a controller of his choice for the manipulator device in a context sensitive fashion, and non-RF communication alternatives that the operator can select given the nature of the task. The interchangeable, plug-and-play nature of the toolkit will increase productivity by decreasing training time, improving operator skill, and simplifying logistics and maintenance. The deliverables will be prototype designs of the manipulator payloads, a prototype customizable Operator Control Unit, and a market survey of current non-RF based communication technologies.

Principal Investigator:

Patrick Rowe
Senior Research Scientist
7249348965
patrick@appliedperception.com

Business Contact:

Todd Jochem
President
7249348965
toddj@appliedperception.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED PERCEPTION, INC.
109 Gateway Avenue, Suite 201 Wexford, PA 15090

EIN/Tax ID: 251878447
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No