THE TECHNOLOGY TO ALLOW REPLACEMENT OF PERSONNEL BY MOBILE ROBOTS IN HIGH RISK SITUATIONS IS AVAILABLE TODAY.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4205
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Optelecom Inc
15930 Luanne Dr, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
RON SMITH
(301) 840-2121
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE TECHNOLOGY TO ALLOW REPLACEMENT OF PERSONNEL BY MOBILE ROBOTS IN HIGH RISK SITUATIONS IS AVAILABLE TODAY. THE ROBOTICS APPROACH SUITABLE FOR MOST IMMEDIATE DEPLOYMENT IS TO USE THE ROBOT AS AN EXTENSION OF HUMAN MUSCLE AND SENSING, AND TO USE THE HUMAN BRAIN BY MEANS OF A HIGH BANDWIDTH FIBER OPTIC LINK. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSED THE NEED TO DEFINE AN OPTIMUM LINK ARCHITECTURE FOR FIBER OPTIC LINK ELECTRONICS TO BE USED FOR ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS. PROPOSED WORK INCLUDES STUDY OF MULTIPLEXING FORMAT AND COMPUTER INTERFACE ARCHITECTURE. BUILDING ON RELATED EXISTING HARDWARE, OPTELECOM OFFERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROGRESS TO THE STAGE OF A BREADBOARD PROTOTYPE DURING THE PHASE I EFFORT.

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