Shared Multi-Use Remote Facility

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 22707
Amount: $600,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
402 Gammon Place, Suite 10, Madison, WI, 53719
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas M. Crabb
 (608) 833-1992
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Shared Multi-use Remote Robotics Facility (SMURRF) will provide a simple, Flexible, and functional manipulator to assist space operations in an unmanned mode. Shared Multi-use Robotics Facility: Shared - Combined Automated and human controlled modes of operation; Multi-use - the wide range of applications; and Remote - the capability of supporting the operator and robot system with inherent time delays and reduced bandwidth communications. SMURRF, contained in a single shuttle locker, will provide an interface to any scientific, processing, or other application locker, and be controlled from the ground using existing ORBITEC controllers and feedback devices, and existing stereographic displays. SMURRF has potential to save billions of dollars in operations in space that would not normally occur without the presence of humans.

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