Compact, Controlled Force Crew Exercise System

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$598,964.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNX10CB13C
Agency Tracking Number:
084229
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
X9.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Streamline Automation, LLC
3100 Fresh Way SW, Huntsville, AL, 35805-6720
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
124289294
Principal Investigator:
Stelu Deaconu
Principal Investigator
(256) 256-1220
Stelu.Deaconu@StreamlineAutomation.biz
Business Contact:
Alton Reich
Business Official
(256) 256-1220
Alton.Reich@StreamlineAutomation.biz
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Spaceflight adaptations include muscle atrophy, decreased bone mineral density and reduced aerobic capacity making effective resistance exercise countermeasure hardware necessary for safe and successful space exploration. Real-time control is applied to an electric servo-motor to provide resistance in a lightweight, compact, and reconfigurable design. The key real-time force control with the ability to accurately simulate a freeweight lift was successfully demonstrated during Phase 1. A cycle ergometer will be integrated into the system to provide aerobic exercise and power generation. The technical objectives for Phase 2 include the development of a compact flight configuration prototype that supports a variety of exercise modes. The loads are adjustable in 2.5 kg increments to maintain muscle strength and bone density. Limited human subject testing will demonstrate functionality spanning entire anthropometric range.

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