EVALUATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,313.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3924
Agency Tracking Number:
3924
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
350 Second Ave, Waltham, MA, 02254
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
ROGER DEMLER
(617) 890-3200
Business Contact:
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
MOBILE ROBOTS REQUIRE CONSIDERABLE AMOUNTS OF POWER TO PERFORM WORK, PROVIDE LOCOMOTION, AND RUN THE CONTROL ELECTRONICS. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND VISION PROMISE TO MAKE FUTURE MOBILE ROBOTS HIGHLY AUTONOMOUS AND THEY WILL BE EXPECTED TO OPERATE OVER SUBSTANTIAL DISTANCES FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME. THE NEED FOR LIGHTWEIGHT, STABLE, POWERFUL ENERGY SOURCES THAT WITHSTAND TEMPERATURE EXTREMES, SHOCK, HUMIDITY, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL HARDSHIPS IS BECOMING URGENT. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A PROGRAM FOR RIGOROUSLY EVALUATING EXISTING AND POTENTIAL MODILE ROBOT POWER SOURCES IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE, DURABILITY, MAINTENANCE, SAFETY, STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS, AND ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS. POWER SOURCES WILL BE RANKED ACCORDING TO TECHNICAL MERITS, COST FACTORS, AND AVAILABILITY. ONE OR TWO DESIGN CONFIGURATIONS WILL BE SELECTED FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT IN PHASE II.

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