Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) Remote Digger and Hammer Chisel

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-10-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-050-0511
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-050
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
Vecna Technologies Inc.
6404 Ivy Lane, Suite 500, Greenbelt, MD, 20770
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
094078958
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Theobald
 President/CTO
 (617) 864-0636
 theo@vecna.com
Business Contact
 Michael Bearman
Title: Vice President
Phone: (301) 864-7253
Email: mbearman@vecna.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Current robotic MTRS EOD removal platforms have great difficulty dealing with buried EODs because their small size is insufficient to support the necessary excavation tools. Vecna Technologies, Inc. proposes a novel solution in our mechanically actuated pneumatic impact digger. The digger''s hammer chisel is mechanically actuated by pressing its tip against a surface; an innovative pneumatic shuttle automatically cycles pressurized gas and outside air to rapidly move the pistonb. The system requires no external valving or electrical power, is robust to failure through a simple four part design, is modular, and does not impact mission duration or power consumption.

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