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Q-UGV Robots: Mountain Robots that Navigate Dangerous and Rugged Terrain

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-22-P-0900
Agency Tracking Number: F2D-4270
Amount: $1,248,958.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF221-DCSO1
Solicitation Number: X22.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-05-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-06
Small Business Information
3401 Grays Ferry Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19146-2701
United States
DUNS: 080025660
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Cory Biram
 (816) 686-0650
 cjbiram@ghostrobotics.io
Business Contact
 Cory Biram
Phone: (816) 686-0650
Email: cjbiram@ghostrobotics.io
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

During this proposed Phase II, Ghost Robotics will partner with the 75 Security Forces Squadron at Hill AFB to demonstrate a proof of concept of how the Quadrupedal Unmanned Ground Vehicle (Q-UGV) robots can be modified and engineered to negotiate steep hill inclines ranging from 45 degrees to as steep as 70 degrees through R&D improvements to the robot’s autonomy and mobility. This will enable the 75 SFS to proactively patrol steep and hazardous terrain it currently cannot reach, or are otherwise dangerous to deploy Defenders to. Ultimately this will keep Defenders away from unnecessary harm, provide a manpower additive back to the squadron, and automates hundreds of labor hours that can be re-allocated to other critical force protection activities. 

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