POSITIONING BEAM RIDER MODULE FOR ARTICULATED ROBOT MANIPULATOR (ARM)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2763
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Po Box 9315, Berkeley, CA, 94709
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 M J Malachowski
 Principal Investigator
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE ARTICULATED ROBOT MANIPULATOR (ARM) IS A LIGHTWEIGHT FLEXABLE ARM CAPABLE OF QUICKLY AND ACCURATELY POSITIONING ALOAD OF 100 KILOGRAMS OVER A TEN METER RADIUS. ARM WILL USEMIXED LASER AND BEAM POSITIONING AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS TO INTERNALLY SENSE THE EFFECTOR POSITIONS. ARM WILL BE CONSTRUCTED OF SEGMENTS AND ARTICULATIONS. SEGMENTS WILL BELONG, THIN, FLEXABLE, AND INTERCHANGABLE; THEY MAY TELESCOPEOR ROTATE. THE ARTICULATIONS WILL CONSIST OF A HEAD CONTAINING THE POSITIONING SENSORS, MOTOR, CONTROL, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND A PLATFORM WITH THE EFFECTOR SYSTEMS. THE OBJECTIVES OF PHASE I ARE TO PROTOTYPE A LASERBEAM RIDER MODULE (BRM) POSITIONING SYSTEM AND TESTBED ARM INCORPORATING THE BRM CONCEPT. THE OBJECTIVE OF PHASE II ISTO CONSTRUCT A PROTOTYPE ARM.

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