Automated Shipboard Build-up of Customized Pallet Loads

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0160
Agency Tracking Number: N101-091-0543
Amount: $69,395.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-091
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Ablaze Development Corp
771 E. Lancaster Ave, Second Floor, Villanova, PA, 19085
DUNS: 602549524
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ed Dougherty
 President and CEO
 (610) 525-5352
 edougherty@ablazedevelopment.com
Business Contact
 Ed Dougherty
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (610) 525-5352
Email: 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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