Improved Robot Actuator Motors for Medical Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-10-C-0016
Agency Tracking Number: A092-104-0348
Amount: $69,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-104
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
QM Power, Inc.
4747 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO, 64110
DUNS: 788879877
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Flynn
 President and CEO
 (816) 235-5054
 jflynn@qmpower.com
Business Contact
 Patrick Piper
Title: CTO
Phone: (857) 350-3100
Email: pjpiper@qmpower.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Medical robotic applications require numerous actuation devices that must be both lightweight and efficient. In the case of mobile medical robotics, Space, Weight, and Power efficiency (SWaP) are the key performance drivers for most designs. The objective of this proposal is to design and prototype a scalable high performance motor and actuator based upon technology called Parallel Magnetic Circuit (PMC). PMC technology excels at all of those key performance parameters and is easily applied to medical robotic arms.

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