Tangential Rotary-impact Tool (TRT) for MTRS robots

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-12-C-4156
Agency Tracking Number: N101-050-1146
Amount: $743,405.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-050
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
4925 Harrison Street, Pittsburgh, PA, -
DUNS: 091125695
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Peters
 Vice President, Operation
 (412) 681-6382
 doug.peters@resquared.com
Business Contact
 Jorgen Pedersen
Title: President&CEO
Phone: (412) 681-6382
Email: jorgen.pedersen@resquared.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Robotic systems have enabled U.S. Forces to respond and adapt to a rapidly changing battlespace in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the present conflict, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) have been used by the enemy to attack Allied soldiers, government leaders, local police, and civilians. As IED tactics have developed, America has responded through new and innovative tools to protect our soldiers. One of the most successful and adaptable solutions are the Man Transportable Robotic Systems (MTRSs) that are now deployed in theater. These systems allow soldiers to move objects and examine suspicious areas while remaining at a safe distance away. New attachments and tools that affix to these robots have enabled continuing success by adapting to enemy tactics. The Tangential Rotary Impact Tool (TRT) that is currently under development represents one such tool and is focused on using an MTRS to remove concrete and hard packed soil surrounding an IED.

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