RESEARCH WORK ON INTELLIGENT MOBILE MACHINES IS HINDERED BY THE LACK OF MOBILE ROBOT BASES SUITABLE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$49,907.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4522
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Transitions Research Corp
15 Durant Ave, Bethel, CT, 06801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
JOHN M EVANS
(203) 798-8988
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
RESEARCH WORK ON INTELLIGENT MOBILE MACHINES IS HINDERED BY THE LACK OF MOBILE ROBOT BASES SUITABLE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION. TRC WILL WORK WITH DARPA AND DARPA RESEARCHERS TO DEVELOP REQUIREMENTS, ANALYZE AND SELECT THE DRIVE SYSTEM, AND DESIGN THE CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS SUBSYSTEMS. DRIVE OPTIONS TO BE ANALYZED INCLUDE A VARIETY OF WHEELED, TRACKED, AND OTHER MOBILITY SYSTEMS. COMPUTER CONTROL SYSTEMS WILL BE CONSIDERED WHICH PROVIDE ADQUATE ON-BOARD COM-PUTING POWER FOR REAL TIME FUNCTIONS WITH AN OPEN ARCHITECTURE IN WHICH HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE INTERFACES ARE AVAILABLE TO THE RESEARCHER AT ANY LEVEL FROM THE MOTOR CURRENTS ON UP. COMMUNICATIONS OPTIONS ANALYSIS WILL INCLUDE BOTH MICROWAVE AND LASER DIODE OPTICAL LINKS FOR BOTH CONTROL AND VISION AND OTHER SENSOR LINKS. THE RESULT OF THIS WORK WILL BE A REPORT IDENTIFYING REQUIREMENTS, ANALYZING OPTIONS AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION ISSUES, AND DOCUMENTING THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A VEHICLE MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS. A MOCK UP OF THE RECOMMENDED VEHICLE DESIGN WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED. PHASE II WOULD TAKE THIS DESIGN TO THE POINT OF MANUFACTURING.

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