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Prehensor for one atmosphere diving suit

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-15-C-0029
Agency Tracking Number: N13A-010-0257
Amount: $746,804.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N13A-T010
Solicitation Number: 2013.0
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-03-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-05-24
Small Business Information
32 Orvis Road 27-4176489
Arlington, MA 02474
United States
DUNS: 830994492
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 (321) 276-0380
Business Contact
Title: Technical Point of Contact
Phone: (321) 276-0380
Research Institution
 Southwest Research Institute
 William Clay Flannigan
6220 Culebra Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78238
United States

 (210) 684-5111
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

The specific research objectives of this program are to develop a rugged and human equivalent (human-sized, multi-fingered with opposing thumb) underwater robotic hand that mimics the dexterity of a gloved diver and that can replace existing 1-DOF pliers on Navy Atmospheric Diving Suits (ADS) and Navy UUV (Unmanned Underwater Vehicles) without any mechanical seals. Furthermore it is the objective of the control system of this underwater robotic hand to recreate the tactile sensation felt by the slave fingers on the master (diver) controllers fingers.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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