Improved Robot Actuator Motors for Medical Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,961.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-10-C-0014
Award Id:
92220
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-104-1476
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11750 Beltsville Drive, 3rd Floor, Beltsville, MD, 20705
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
061997029
Principal Investigator:
CurtKothera
Principal Investigator
(240) 790-0580
kotherac@technosci.com
Business Contact:
SandraSelha
Sr. Contracts Administrator
(240) 790-0620
selhas@technosci.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Due to the demanding requirements associated with operation in combat environments, unmanned robotic systems are working towards developing lighter weight systems without sacrificing performance. This requires high power-to-weight ratio actuation systems that can be scalable to various robotic devices and configurations. Conventional actuator motors and hydraulic manipulator arms are known to be unfavorably heavy, which can lead to a multitude of concerns for deployment. As such, Techno-Sciences, Inc., in collaboration with the University of Maryland, proposes to develop a technology centered on pneumatic artificial muscle actuation, which features high strength and light weight. Building upon our extensive experience and related patent portfolio, we will perform analyses and design work in Phase I of the project that will lead into a full prototype actuator demonstration in Phase II.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government