A Wireless, Local Area Network for Remote Control of a Small, Autonomous Forest Equipment

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2003-33610-13077
Agency Tracking Number: 2003-00016
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Forest Robots, LLC
121 Sweet Ave.;P.O. Box 440902, Moscow, ID, 83844
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Canning
 (208) 885-3002
 canning@forestrobots.com
Business Contact
 Dean Edwards
Title: President
Phone: (208) 885-7229
Email: dedwards@uidaho.edu
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: The fire hazard in many forests is increased by small diameter trees which are costly to remove. The technology described in this proposal will allow an operator to monitor and control a number of small, unmanned vehicles. These vehicles will reduce the cost of removing small diameter trees and provide an effective tool for reducing the fire hazard in many forests.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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