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Small Unmanned Inspection Vehicle with Manipulator Arm

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-07-C-0061
Agency Tracking Number: A062-216-0159
Amount: $69,904.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-216
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-11-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-05-20
Small Business Information
210 S. Washington Ave.
Titusville, FL 32796
United States
DUNS: 058943502
HUBZone Owned: Yes
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Groah
 Director, Engineering
 (321) 383-9585
Business Contact
 Ann Woodruff
Title: President
Phone: (321) 383-9585
Research Institution

Small, high-speed, highly-maneuverable unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) with a manipulator; zipper mast and winch/hoist system using a tele-operated control system. This low cost UGV can be quickly reconfigured for chemical, biological and nuclear sensors as well as variety of cameras. The engine will be a rotational design that consumes heavy fuels measuring 10 inches long by five inches wide and currently under development. The structure will be made of lightweight, high impact thermoform material. The manipulator is currently under design via an U.S. Army, TARDEC, SBIR and is both low cost and meets program requirements. Extended line of sight is offered by integrating the control antenna to the Zipper mast when the signal gets minimal the mast raises to keep the UGV in line of sight. The zipper mast, when integrated with the winch system offers the ability to lift objects while the manipulator can cut wires. The Zipper mast offers a "look down" capability not found in todays UGV's. Existing voice communications from our product line can be integrated into this UGV.

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