Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-13-P-4027
Agency Tracking Number: N131-054-0580
Amount: $79,530.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-054
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
555 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD, -
DUNS: 121257443
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Alberto Lacaze
 (240) 631-0008
Business Contact
 Alberto Lacaze
Title: President
Phone: (240) 631-0008
Email: lacaze@roboticresearch.com
Research Institution
The objective for Phase I of this effort is to develop a design for an advanced mission payload handling system that provides the combined functionality of a pallet jack, fork truck, and an overhead gantry crane. The proposed mission payload handling system, Loading for Naval Resupply Division (LNRD), will be modeled and simulated to establish the feasibility of the system. It will be battery powered and remotely operated by a single operator. The system will weigh less than 1500 lbs. and will have a deck load of less than 150 pounds per square inch when transporting a payload. LNRD will be adaptable and use mecanum wheels to allow maneuverability in tight spaces while transporting and loading payloads. For this effort QinetiQ North America is expected to provide design support and information on their Shipboard Weapons Loader.

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