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Miniaturized End Effectors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-23-C-0668
Agency Tracking Number: N204-A01-0492a
Amount: $1,497,012.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N204-A01
Solicitation Number: 20.4
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-08-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2025-09-04
Small Business Information
195 Jari Dirve, Suite 110
Johnstown, PA 15904-6945
United States
DUNS: 193333692
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Shipman
 (301) 737-4640
Business Contact
 Ray Rose
Phone: (240) 577-9485
Research Institution

Compass systems Inc. and its team possess the intellectual knowledge base and have sufficient expertise in robotic systems to develop miniaturized end effectors capable of performing maintenance and inspection operations. Our principal investigator has direct knowledge and experience in naval aviation maintenance processes through his past work experience at a fleet readiness center. By leveraging our expertise in research and development, we plan to design a miniaturized end effector (M-EEF) for a robotic maintenance platform that will integrate with a robotic arm and a ROV Crawler Unit. The developed end effectors will be designed to automate the current manual labor intensive maintenance processes. Upon completion of our design and development efforts, we will be able to provide a feasibility comparison for the robotic maintenance platform and mini-end effectors for existing naval maintenance processes. The concept is to have these advanced maintenance systems augment the current maintainer’s abilities and capacity by applying smart repeatable artificial intelligence technologies. This effort would ultimately increase readiness while decreasing scheduled maintenance downtime for aircraft, ships, ground support equipment and other DoD components.

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