Disclosure of grants and contributions awards

Fiscal Year 2019-2020

1st quarter

Recipient Name:Good Vibrations Engineering Ltd.
Location:King City, Ontario, Canada
Purpose:Robotic equipment used on the Lunar Gateway will need to work with heavy payloads and operate in harsh conditions such as extreme temperatures. To ensure that this equipment can function reliably, accurate force sensors will be used. However, during long duration space missions, these sensors become less reliable as they are exposed to different levels of force and work. This project will develop and test a new type of force sensor that measures changes that happen during active movement to overcome the challenges of working in space. These force sensors will be able to actively adjust robotic tools during long missions in space to support activities like space mining or on-orbit servicing operations. This project gives Canadian industry a competitive advantage and opens up new markets, creating employment opportunities for engineers and technologists.
Comments:The amount allocated covers one fiscal year.