Enhanced Mobility for Small Vehicle Platforms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-04-C-0199
Agency Tracking Number: A032-3972
Amount: $119,958.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-215
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
1946 South 1600 West, Young Ward, UT, 84339
DUNS: 964299791
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mel Torrie
 (435) 755-2980
Business Contact
 Mel Torrie
Title: CEO
Phone: (435) 755-2980
Email: mel@autonomoussolutions.com
Research Institution
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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