Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1R43HL061995-01A1
Amount: $120,507.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1999
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2850 N CHARLES ST, STE 100, BALTIMORE, MD, 21218
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
Phone: (410) 730-5943
Research Institution
Not Available Attaching objects quickly, quietly, reliably and securely underwater is required for various operations by Navy Divers. To present most of these objects have been attached to surfaces magnetically. Magnets can be detected and removed, redeeming an operation unsuccessful. Various other methods have been explored, but the harsh environmental conditions have limited approaches such as adhesives. The concept proposed here attaches mechanically to ill prepared surfaces. No adhesive and surface treatment is required. The device can attach to non-ferrous surfaces. The device utilizes a vacuum not unlike the system used by an octopus. This ensures reliable, quiet and secure attachment to any surface.

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