Low Noise, High Efficiency Hydraulics for Mobile Robots

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Special Operations Command
Amount:
$995,691.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
H92222-14-9-0001
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
S2-0190
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB103-001
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 1201, Richmond, CA, 94804-3628
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
190152921
Principal Investigator:
Russ Angold
CTO
(415) 465-7877
rangold@eksobionics.com
Business Contact:
Russ Angold
CTO
(415) 465-7877
rangold@eksobionics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
We propose to develop an exoskeleton device that significantly reduces the load the user bears while introducing a negligible metabolic impact. The proposed device employs a novel approach to the issues associated with excessive loading and represents a significant deviation from previous attempts to meet this need. We will develop a lightweight lower extremity exoskeleton for load carriage assistance at a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6. The device will weigh less than 25 lbs, be able to carry more than 100 lbs, include no active power elements, and be tailored fit the operator. Furthermore, we will provide integrated attachments for customized armor so that the exoskeleton will optimally carry the armor weight. By pursing an integrated approach, we will insure that the armor is both well positioned and well supported.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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