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
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4205
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
15930 Luanne Dr, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 RON SMITH
 (301) 840-2121
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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