Enhanced Mobility for Small Vehicle Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,958.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-04-C-0199
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-3972
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A03-215
Solicitation Number:
2003.2
Small Business Information
AUTONOMOUS SOLUTIONS, INC.
1946 South 1600 West, Young Ward, UT, 84339
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
964299791
Principal Investigator:
Mel Torrie
CEO
(435) 755-2980
mel@autonomoussolutions.com
Business Contact:
Mel Torrie
CEO
(435) 755-2980
mel@autonomoussolutions.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The requirements currently being specified for man-packable robots far exceed the capabilities of any robots currently available. The major challenges is to satisfy both the need for all terrain mobility and long mission durations (3-6 hours) in a package between 20 and 30 lbs. Autonomous Solutions Inc. proposes to solve this dilemma through the use of a shape-shifting track that effectively provides a two speed transmission. The shape-shifting track is shaped conventionally for rough terrain traversal and then transforms into the shape of a wheel for high speed efficient travel over smooth surfaces.

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