Automated Shipboard Build-up of Customized Pallet Loads

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,395.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0160
Award Id:
98546
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-091-0543
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-091
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
771 E. Lancaster Ave, Second Floor, Villanova, PA, 19085
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
602549524
Principal Investigator:
Ed Dougherty
President and CEO
(610) 525-5352
edougherty@ablazedevelopment.com
Business Contact:
Ed Dougherty
President and CEO
(610) 525-5352
edougherty@ablazedevelopment.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
An agile, modular robotic system for the automated shipboard build-up of customized pallet loads is proposed. The system, dubbed ASAP (At Sea Automated Palletizer), will employ robotics, fuzzy logic, machine vision, load planning software, and a unique cable-based 6 degree of freedom (DOF) Stewart platform as the core mechanism. The concept will allow ASAP to be installed in existing package consolidation areas on ship with very little modification to the existing area.

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