OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS IMPROVEMENTS IN MICROPROCESSOR CONTROL TECHNOLOGY, RESULTING IN THEIR USE AS REMOTE SENSOR AND SERVOCONTROL DRIVERS IN A VARIETY OF AERONAUTIC AND INDUSTRIAL ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS.

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,625.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1706
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Modus Inc
515 N. Melton Drive, Jonesboro, AR, 72401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
KEITH A. JONES
INVESTIGATOR
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES THERE HAVE BEEN NUMEROUS IMPROVEMENTS IN MICROPROCESSOR CONTROL TECHNOLOGY, RESULTING IN THEIR USE AS REMOTE SENSOR AND SERVOCONTROL DRIVERS IN A VARIETY OF AERONAUTIC AND INDUSTRIAL ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS. THIS TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN ADAPTED TO SEVERAL INNOVATIVE DEVICES AND TECHNOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO BIODYNAMIC DATA COLLECTION. THE CURRENT PROJECT SEEKS TO DETERMINE IF THESE DEVICES CAN BE MODIFIED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING NEAR-INSTANTANEOUS MANUAL FORCE FEEDBACK FOR IMPROVED TELEPRESENCE IN REMOTE OPERATION OF END EXTENDERS OR MANUAL MANIPULATORS. THIS GAIN IN LEVEL OF SUBJECTIVE TELEPRESENCE IS TO BE ACHIEVED BY REAL-TIME TRANSLATION OF FORCE AGAINST MANUAL FLEXION POINTS ON BOTH HUMAN OPERATOR AND THEIR ANALOGOUS MECHANICAL STRUCTURE, WITH ALTERNATING DIRECTION OF FORCE MEDIATION (I.E., BOTH MAN-MACHINE AND MACHINE-MAN), ACCOMMODATED BY AN INTELLIGENT SUBMINIATURE SUPERVISORY CONTROL MICROPROCESSOR WITH COMPLEX ARRAY HANDLING CAPABILITY AT THE POINT OF MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE.

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