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

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,550.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNK06OM05C
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:
StuartGleman
Principal Investigator
(321) 298-2495
arvcsg@earthlink.net
Business Contact:
StuartGleman
Business Official
(321) 298-2495
arvcsg@earthlink.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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