Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) Remote Digger and Hammer Chisel
Department of Defense
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Vecna Technologies Inc.
6404 Ivy Lane, Suite 500, Greenbelt, MD, 20770
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AbstractCurrent 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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