A MULTI-AXIS GYROSTATIC PICKOFF SENSOR AND INTELLIGENT SERVOMECHANISM FOR REAL-TIME MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE CONTROL

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$379,674.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
220
Agency Tracking Number:
220
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 5525, Little Rock, AR, 72215
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Dr. Keith Jones
(501) 224-5915
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
OVER THE LAST TWENTY YEARS THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS NEW INNOVATIONS IN GYROSCOPIC CONTROL MECHANISMS, INCLUDING BOTH ATTITUDE AND RATE GYROS. AN OPPORTUNITY EXISTS WHEREBY STATE-OF-THE-ART IN AUTOPILOT AND ATTITUDE DETERMINATION ON GYROSCOPIC CONTROL TECHNOLOGY CAN BE COMBINED WITH METHODS OF MODELING HUMAN BIOMECHANICS AND PSYCHOMOTOR PROCESSES IN ORDER TO IMPROVE AVAILABLE METHODS OF MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE. SUCH BIO-GYROSCOPIC CONTROL SERVOMECHANISMS CAN BE USED FOR TRAINING AND REFINEMENT OF FINE MOTOR SKILLS; SUPPORTING LIMBS IN UNCOMFORTABLE POSITIONS FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME WITHOUT FATIGUE AND WITHOUT DEGRADATION IN PERFORMANCE OF FINE MOTOR MOVEMENT; IMPROVED INTERFACE TO ROBOTIC AND BIONIC EXTENSIONS OF HUMANLIMBS; RECOVERY AND TEMPORARY CORRECTIONAL CONTROL OF AIR ORSPACE CRAFT UNTIL AUTO-PILOTS CAN BE ACTIVATED FOLLOWING A PILOT INJURY; AS A NON-RESTRICTIVE SUPPORT FOR BROKEN OR DAMAGED LIMBS; AND FOR USE IN BETTER MODELING OF HUMAN FACTORS FOR BETTER DESIGN OF MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE CONTROLS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government