Non-Pyrotechnic Latch and Release System for Aerospace and Other Applications

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$68,491.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNK05OA28C
Award Id:
76820
Agency Tracking Number:
041871
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3561 Alan Drive, Titusville, FL, 32780
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
016440427
Principal Investigator:
Stuart Gleman
Principal Investigator
(321) 383-4896
arvcsg@cfl.rr.com
Business Contact:
Stuart Gleman
Business Official
(321) 383-4896
arvcsg@cfl.rr.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
American Remote Vision Company (ARVC) will research and develop a novel new type of non-pyrotechnic latch and release system for use in servicing umbilical applications (as well as an enormous range of other aerospace and commercial applications). This device (whose starting point is the ancient "chinese fingercuff") will be a robust, reliable, reusable latch; scalable over many orders of magnitude in size and load; capable of gripping or releasing in milliseconds; and useful in lunar regolith environment. The concept has already been proved at the 1,000 pound level. We will develop the theory of operation in grab, hold, and release modes (and maybe failure modes). We will build prototypes and test them to verify the math models.

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