POLYMER THREADS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$16,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
713
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
David L. Heiserman
6161 Busch Blvd., Suite 330, Columbus, OH, 43229
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DAVID L. HEISERMAN
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
CONVENTIONAL REMOTE MANIPULATOR END-EFFECTOR TECHNIQUES ARE NOT SATIFYING THE CURRENT NEED FOR SMALLER, SIMPLER, MORE EFFICIENT MICRMANIPULATOR SYSTEMS. THERE IS CLEARLY A NEED FOR AN ENTIRELY DIIFERENT APPROACH TO GENERATING AND CONTROLLING MECHANICAL MOTION AT MILLIMETER AND SUB-MILLIMETER LEVELS. ONE SUCH APPROACH, SUGGESTED IN THIS PROPOSAL, TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE PIEZOELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF CERTAIN POLYMERS. FASHIONED INTO FINE THREADS AND MECHANICALLY BONDED ALONG THEIR LENGHTS, TWO SUCH POLYMERS OF DIFFERENT PIEZOELECTRIC COEEFICIENTS CAN BE ELECTRICALLY COORDINATED TO YIELD USEFUL GRASPING EFFECTS.

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