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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-10-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: N101-050-0511
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-050
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
6404 Ivy Lane, Suite 500, Greenbelt, MD, 20770
DUNS: 094078958
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Theobald
 (617) 864-0636
Business Contact
 Michael Bearman
Title: Vice President
Phone: (301) 864-7253
Research Institution
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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