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

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNK06OM05C
Agency Tracking Number: 041871
Amount: $599,550.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: X4.04
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3561 Alan Drive, Titusville, FL, 32780-0000
DUNS: 016440427
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stuart Gleman
 Principal Investigator
 (321) 298-2495
Business Contact
 Stuart Gleman
Title: Business Official
Phone: (321) 298-2495
Research Institution
American remote Vision Company (ARVC) will continue to research and develop a new non-pryotechnic latch and release sytem for use in servicing and flight release applications, among others. We have built and demostrated prototypes from the 20 pound range to the 2000 pound range. The devices are force multipliers, where the force increases linearly with initial grip force, and exponentially with overall grip length. The prototypes are of two basic varieties (a) linear basket "fingercuff" grippers with actuation mechanisms, and (b) rotational grippers with actuation mechanisms. We have invented a method to precisely control both versions, for controlled release applications. The devices are simple, reliable, inherently reusable, nonfouling, and fault tolerant.

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