Scalable Gravity Offload System

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CF70P
Agency Tracking Number: 090088
Amount: $99,918.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: T6.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Astrobotic Technology, Inc.
4551 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213-3524
DUNS: 019738852
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Whittaker
 Principal Investigator
 () -
 red@cmu.edu
Business Contact
 David Gump
Title: Business Official
Phone: (412) 682-3282
Email: david.gump@astrobotictech.com
Research Institution
 Carnegie Mellon University
 Not Available
 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
 (412) 268-2000
 Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
The proposed innovation is a scalable gravity off-load system that enables controlled integrated testing of Surface System elements such as rovers, habitats, and space suits in planet-relevant gravity which addresses T6.02 in the direct solicitation of a gravity off-load system. Phase I delivers a nominal design in the form of a final report, Phase II builds this design and delivers hardware, and Phase III commercializes the gravity off-load system as a commercial product/service of Astrobotic Technology.

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