THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES A SIMPLE YET ACCURATE APPROACH TO MEASURING THE POSITION AND ORIENTATION OF A ROBOT.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 14677
Amount: $34,970.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1991
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1370 Piccard Dr, Suite 210, Rockville, MD, 20850
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Leonard S Haynes
 (301) 990-2407
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES A SIMPLE YET ACCURATE APPROACH TO MEASURING THE POSITION AND ORIENTATION OF A ROBOT. THE MECHANISM CAN BE USED TO MAKE BOTH STATIC AND DYNAMIC MEASUREMENTS. TWO VERSIONS OF THE DESIGN ARE PROPOSED; THE FIRST VERSION HAVING HIGH ACCURACY OVER A SMALL WORK VOLUME,AND THE SECOND VERSION HAVING LOWER ACCURACY OVER A WORK VOLUME WHICH WOULD ALLOW POSE MEASUREMENT OVER THE ENTIRE WORK ENVELOPE OF MOST INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS. BOTH DESIGNS USE EXACTLY THE SAME ELECTRONICS AND ALMOST THE SAME SOFTWARE, HENCE THEY FORM A CONVENIENT FAMILY OF ROBOT CALIBRATION TOOLS. BECAUSE OF THE MECHANICAL SIMPLICITY OF THE PROPOSEDSYSTEM, AND BECAUSE OF EXTENSIVE PRIOR WORK WHICH HAS BEEN DONE BY INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION, INC. IN SIMILAR AREAS, THE PHASE 1 EFFORT WILL RESULT IN A WORKING PROTOTYPE OF THE LOWER ACCURACY, LARGE WORK VOLUME VERSION OF THE ROBOT CALIBRATION SYSTEM.

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